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South-Asian film co-production on the anvil

South-Asian film co-production on the anvil One of the major achievements of the four-day South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) which comes to an end in Panaji, Goa on Monday is taking shape of an inter-country joint venture film production.

Sri Lankan filmmaker Buddhi Kirtisena, Pakistan’s Siraj-ul-Haque, Tanveer Husseini from Bangladesh, Abdul Latifi from Afghanistan have joined hands to make a film which will in all probability be a love story traversing five countries in the South Asian region.

“From India, the director will be either Pooja Bhatt or Sudhir Mishra,” Manoj Srivastav, CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) said here on Monday.

He said the story idea and concept is in a preliminary stage. “The story will follow the protagonist across the five countries. Each director will shoot in another country enabling him to catch a glimpse of it in his lenses from his perspective,” he added.

According to Srivastav, the Indian director will shoot a 20 minute portion in Pakistan, Bangladesh filmmaker will film his part in India, Sri Lankan director will shoot in Bangladesh and Pakistani director may shoot in Afghanistan.

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