– London Indian Film Festival opens today (June 22)
BFI Southbank 6pm
– Satinder Sartaaj Sufi singing sensation (1m+ followers)
acting debut in opening gala film, ‘The Black Prince’ (see sidebar for more here)
– Red Carpet expected – Ashutosh Gowariker (Lagaan);
Gurinder Chadha (Viceroy’s House); Ameet Chana (actor);
Pratibha Parmar; (LGBT activist) Peter Tatchell
Other celebrities expected –
Actors Ayesha Dharker, Shobu Kapoor, Goldy Notay, Bhasker Patel and Meera Syal; TV presenter Damion Burrows; comedian Jeff Mirza; radio presenters Punjabi Hit Squad, Raj & Pablo and Sunny & Shay Grewal and musicians Johnny Kalsi, Japjit Kaur, and Niraj Chag.
Festival Film Directors:
Amit Biswas (The Bridge), Raaghav Rangnathan (Ticket The Movie), Sanal Kumar Sasihara and Shaji Matthews (Sexy Durga), Sarah Pennacchi (Babylon Sisters).
– In interview, ‘it’s a beautiful job’ on future acting…