Aloo Gobi line from Bend It Like Beckham goes down well… (ps the only good headline he is going to get today!)
THERE was much excitement last night as the UK Asian Film Festival got underway – marking its 25th edition.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sent a video message of congratulations and saluted British filmmakers and cited the infamous line, ‘Anyone can make aloo gobi but who can bend it like Beckham’.
The main star of the opening gala film, ‘Sanaa’ – Radhika Madan (pictured above left) led the red carpet arrivals, and was accompanied by director Sudhanshu Saria (right) and a host of influencers – we will have pictures and a review to follow. Dr Pushpinder Chowdhry MBE (middle), co-founder of the festival addressed the audience shortly before the screening, saying how delighted she was to get to 25 years and produce a film festival which promoted and supported women filmmakers and women-centred themes. Last night’s ‘Sanaa’ was about the subject of abortion in India and a lot more besides.
The UK Asian Film Festival, created as Tongues on Fire, celebrates its 25th year of existence – making it the oldest South Asian film festival of its type in the UK.
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Read our full preview here – http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/uk-asian-film-festival-is-25-starts-tomorrow-and-11-day-film-extravaganza-sees-celebrities-and-filmmakers-come-together-to-mark-momentous-occasion/
Full programme – https://www.tonguesonfire.com/