Celebrating the theme of diversity in cinema, the eigth edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 today kicked off with the Australian premiere of Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha. The festival is aiming to highlight diversity in cinema, by means of the films they show, the short films made, and the inspiring stories and experiences from the festival guests. The festival, dubbed as the largest Indian film festival of the southern hemisphere will show over 60 Bollywood Films, indie films and short films in 20 different languages. These films, from India and the subcontinent, include over 30 Australian premieres.
The festival was officially opened in the presence of festival director Mitu Bhowmick by special guests: Konkana Sen Sharma and Alankrita Srivastava who lit the ceremonial lamp.
By Dharam Pal