South Asian Film Festival (SAFF)
began in Goa today with the screening of movie Kashmir ki Kali,
which was shown as a special tribute to late Shammi Kapoor.
The festival was declared open by Goa Chief Minister
Digambar Kamat in the presence of Randhir Kapoor and Rajeev
Kapoor, the scion of Kapoor family and representatives of
South Asian Countries who were present at the ceremony.
The four-day long festival is expected to screen 50
movies from the South Asian continent.
Declaring the festival open, Kamat said that Goa has
become destination of the film festivals and state looks at
hosting more such successful festivals.
Randhir Kapoor was felicitated by State Chief Secretary
Sanjay Srivastava honouring contribution of Kapoor family to
"Cinema knows no boundaries. Its just an emotion that we
create. We should have lot of cultural exchange amongst the
south Asian nations," Kapoor said responding to the
Pooja Bhatt, addressing audience, said that there were
rumours that SAFF does not receive much response compared to
International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
"But the full house auditorium here is a testimony of the
popularity of the festival," she added.
The representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives were felicitated at the