October 30, 2010 06:42:03 PM IST Sreya basu, IBNS, Bollywood Trade Editorial
Actor Saif Ali Khan on Saturday became member of The Taj Enlighten Film Society.
Saif was handed over honorary membership to the film society by the film society's president Pranav Ashar at an event in Mumbai.
The film society, a partnership between premium tea blend Brooke Bond Taj Mahal and Enlighten Film Society, was authenticated as India's Largest Film Society by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI).
The Taj Enlighten Film Society, present in Mumbai, Bangalore and now Delhi, claims to be dedicated to the cause of spreading good cinema. At present the Society has over 10,000 members across the country.
The Society, started in 2007, showcases both national and international films to discerning film enthusiasts, all at a nominal annual membership fee of Rs. 1800.
Ashar said, "The Taj Enlighten Film Society is for all film aficionados, and a society with a difference. Since its inception in 2007, it has grown to become India's largest film society, with over 10,000 members. Today is truly a landmark for the film society, but only a stepping stone to making India's largest film society, the World's Largest Film Society."
Besides reaching out to film enthusiasts, each year, the Taj Enlighten Film Society confers the "Taj Enlighten Tareef Award" to personalities for their outstanding contribution to the field of cinema.
Some of the past recipients of this award are Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Mrinal Sen and Waheeda Rehman.
Screenings are conducted every Sunday in Mumbai at Metro and Big Cinemas, in Bangalore at Suchitra Film Club and in Delhi at the India Habitat Centre & Epicentre Auditorium.