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Jamshedpur: The terrorizing ‘Bad Man’ of Hindi cinema, Ranjeet (Bedi) is known for his big heart and genial nature when off the glare of cameras and lights. He is humble and jovial but is also known for the rare trait of being able to call a spade a spade. Ranjeet is in town to attend the Jharkhand International Film Festival in its third edition. In an interaction with the media on Friday, Ranjeet was prompt to observe, “Jharkhand is laden with immense potentialities for filmmaking. The outdoor locales are breathtakingly beautiful, the weather is superb and all other requirements for outdoor shoots are laid by nature on a platinum platter. In brief, making good films in excellent climes has never been so good as in Jharkhand. If the government comes forward, Bollywood production houses will make a beeline for shooting films in this natural gift of a place.”
Ranjeet observed that the biggest change that has happened in filmmaking then and now is the gradual but sure footed technological advancement. The difference is very much in evidence.
Congratulating the organizers of Jharkhand International Film Festival, now in its third episode, Ranjeet said that programmes and events like this enthuse and create interest among the new generation of artistes and filmmakers. “My blessings and love to the young Raju Mitra and Sanjay Sathpathy for taking this bold but exceedingly fruitful initiative of organizing film festivals of such magnitude. I thank you Raju and Sanjay for creating an innovative platform.”
Other stars present at the media meet were web series ‘Panchayat’ famed actor Pankaj Jha, Sanjeev Jaiswal and Miss India Finalist Riya Tirkey along with the fest organizers Raju Mitra and Sanjay Sathpathy.
In all 200 films are being screened at CFC, Karim City College and Srinath University auditoriums. On the closing day of this three day festival, a grand finale will be organized at the XLRI Auditorium on Saturday, October 15 from 5 pm. Seventy awards will be given away in different categories. A cultural programme comprising dances and folk songs will be the other attractions during the star studded evening at XLRI Auditorium. Fourteen art personalities will be honoured with Jharkhand Samman awards.