Jeetendra Asha Parekh starrer CARVAN to be screened in China
Bollywood musical classic CARVAN gets special screening in 2019 SPRING SCREENING GEMS OF ASIA - SPOT LIGHT ON INDIA as a part of Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF) Spring 19. In a step towards making relationship stronger between India and China through movies Nasir Husain's yesteryears musical classic film CARVAN will be screened exclusively at the Hainan Island International Film Festival (HIIFF) 2019. The festival would be held from 23 March to April 16 2019 at Sanya City in Hainan province of China. 1971's musical blockbuster CARAVAN starred veteran Indian actors, Jeetendra and Asha Parekh. It was directed by legendary filmmaker, Nasir Hussain and was produced by Tahir Hussain (Aamir Khan's father). The film was released in China and its music by the Mozart of Bollywood R D Burman had become very popular then.
Jeetendra, the Bollywood legend and the leading actor in the film CARAVAN said, “I am extremely happy and honoured to know that the movie CARAVAN has been chosen by the committee to be screened on the opening ceremony day of the festival. This is a great initiative which will enrich and promote the cultural exchanges between China and India," he said. "I am glad to know that CARAVAN was one of the first movies from Bollywood which was loved by Chinese audiences," he added.
On the occasion founder of ICFS, Mr. Kishire Jawade said, "We through ICFS have been jointly promoting films, music, art and culture between both the countries. He further added "it is a tribute to Indian cinema by specially screening of CARVAN by HIIFF and ICFS". Mr. Nitin Sharma, International Head of Events, ICFS stated that "its an absolute honour and pride moment for Bollywood that HIIFF is hosting a special screening of classic musical CARAVAN. He further mentioned "During the opening ceremony on 23rd March at the Sanya City Centre in Hainan, he further said, "we through ICFS are going to present a live musical show by various Indian singers and musicians as a tribute performance of CARAVAN film's songs for the Chinese audience. The said show will also be a tribute to late R D Burman, whose music created rage in China then".