Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Comes to a Close with a Salim-Suleiman Concert

Ranjit Rodricks , 11 Feb 2013
Boman Irani
Boman Irani

The annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, which concluded yesterday, saw a number of film enthusiasts attend a screening of the movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai followed by an interactive session with actor Boman Irani. 

The talented actor and phenomenal orator captivated the audience with his charm and wit. He shared with them how hard they worked as a team along with director Rajukumar Hirani to bring back the notion of “Gandhigiri” and how they had to make the concept that is otherwise serious an entertaining film that would strike a cord across ages and social strata.

Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur
Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

The festival also screened the award wining film Rang De Basanti, which was followed by an interactive session with none other than the acclaimed director of this movie Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. In a candid discussion with the audience, this highly accredited director spoke about the movie, his experience while making it, his thought process and his inspiration behind this cult movie.

He also addressed questions about his other movies like Aks, Delhi 6 and the forthcoming Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Salim Merchant with Brinda Miller
Salim Merchant with Brinda Miller
Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta
Suleiman Merchant with Brinda Miller
Suleiman Merchant with Brinda Miller

And finally, musicians Salim-Suleiman brought the house down at Asiatic steps with a fabulous concert. Mini Mathur was the compere for the evening and director husband Kabir Khan and her children were cutely supporting her in the audience.

Director Sanjay Gupta was also called on stage to give out awards for a short film-making contest.

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