The capital city has rolled out the red carpet for the first edition of the Diorama Film Festival, which has the aim of providing an impetus to filmmaking in Delhi and promote appreciation of cinematic art.
"Delhi is a growing city in terms of actors. It has given many talented stars to Bollywood. Diorama Film Festival is a great initiative and I wish Manoj Srivastava all the luck for the great start,' veteran actor Randhir Kapoor said at the fest's opening here on Monday night.
A slate of 130 films from over 50 countries has been lined up for the fest, where a slew of actors are expected to be in attendance.
The opening ceremony saw Rajiv Kapoor, Arjun Bajwa, Neetu Chandra, T.P. Aggarwal, Rahul Rawail, Manu Rewal, Iranian actress Mozhgan Taraneh, and Singapore International Film Festival's former director Philip Cheah.
The festival will also give out Sparrow Awards, named after the endangered bird, for the best work over 25 film categories and they will be decided by four international film juries.
Originally Published in Business Standard
January 15, 2019 16:55 IST