Veteran Indian filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is among the coveted line-up of guests attending UK Asian Film Festival 2019, the world’s longest running South Asian film festival outside of India.
The Closing Flame Awards Gala on Sunday 7th April, BAFTA 195, London will feature an In Conversation with the celebrated director and producer.
Ramesh Sippy’s film credits include one of Indian cinema’s most iconic films of all time, Sholay (1975), the blockbuster multi-starrer that reinterpreted the spaghetti western genre within the structure of Indian cinema, ranked first in the BFI’s 2002 poll of the Top Ten Indian Films of all time. Winner of India’s civilian honour, the Padma Shri, Sippy’s other directing credits include timeless classics of Indian cinema such as Andaz (1971); Seeta Aur Geeta (1972); Shaan (1980); and Saagar (1985) among others.
Additional guests attending UK Asian Film Festival 2019 will be screen veteran and one of the most revolutionary actresses in the history of Indian cinema, Zeenat Aman, who will be attending the Opening Gala on Wednesday 27th March, The May Fair Hotel, London and sharing her extraordinary journey in Indian cinema onstage.