The untimely departure of legendary actress Sridevi on 24TH February has been the biggest shock for Indian Film Industry, her family and fans. The way the just 54-year-old actress passed away because of the accidental drowning in the bathtub due to unconsciousness after attending the wedding celebrations of Boney Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah along with the whole Kapoor kinship group still remains tough to believe.
After her funeral on 28th February the family visited Rameshwaram and Haridwar to immerse her ashes. As the family has resumed work after tragedy hit them, various organizations and festivals are paying tribute to the late actress.
Apart of all these, the biggest news of Tribute To Sridevi is from IFFLA..!! The 16th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Indian Film Festival (IFFLA) will remember Sridevi by screening one of the iconic films, Chandni. An official statement from the festival revealed that the gala will screen a 2K print of the 1989 hit Chandni.
IFFLA line up will include 12 languages and a list of first and second-time filmmakers, including 11 women filmmakers. The festival will open with Manoj Bajpayee’s In The Shadows and close with Rima Das’s Village Rockstars. The festival will be held from April 11 to April 15.
“This year’s lineup is a testament to the rich variety of genre, style and skill that exists within the Indian filmmaking community. We are enormously proud to present this collection of exciting, inspiring, and challenging stories that are sure to make for a thrilling festival experience,” said Mike Dougherty, IFFLA’s Director of Programming, in an official statement.
Besides these films, the other films that will be screened at IFFLA are Hansal Mehta’s Omerta, The Hungry starring Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra, Nagraj Manjule’s short film An Essay of the Rain, Ben Rekhi’s The Ashram starring Kal Penn, Vaishali Sinha’s Ask The Sexpert and Nila Madhab Panda’s Kadvi Hawa.