Indian star Naseerruddin Shah will be honoured at the 4th IndianFilm festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), which runs from Apr 19-23.
The festival will showcase two of Shah's pictures - MonsoonWedding and TheChurning (Manthan) - and Shah will take part in a30-minute on-stage discussion on Apr 21 after The Churning.
His western credits includes The League Of ExtraordinaryGentlemen and ThePerfect Murder. He haswon numerous awards, including a recent Lifetime Achievement Award from theMumbai International Film Festival.
Among the festival line-up are Raghu Jeganathan and KousalyaJeganathan's rickshaw driver documentary Men Of Burden, and Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal'stelemarketing documentary Bombay Calling, both of which receive world premieres.
Prakash Kovelamudi's KidsFest feature Belly Full Of Dreams, which centres on a street urchin'sdesire to attend school, also gets a world premiere.
The programme includes Jayaraj' fundamentalist drama In TheName Of God, AnuragKashyap's thriller Five(Paanch), and SandhyaSuri's call-centres documentary I For India that screened at Sundance.
'There has been a tremendous growth in Indian cinema and our2006 programme reflects that with the participation of films from 13 countriesincluding 12 films from the UK and five films from Canada,' IFFLA festivaldirector Christina Marouda said.
As previously announced the festival will open with Deepa Mehta's Water and will honour composer to RaviShankar.
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