Jio MAMI with Star 2016: Interview with Vibha Bakshi: Women in Film


The Jio MAMI with Star 2016 Film Festival, Mumbai was a great success thanks to a huge line up of award worthy and award winning films, premieres, Master classes, workshops, forums and panel discussions.

Among them was an illuminating and excellent discussion on ” Women in Film” by an eminent panel of accomplished women personalities in the film arena After the session, one of the eminent panelists, Award winning Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi spoke with Entertainment Today guest reporter Kalpana Pandit. Please watch the interview for the exclusive conversation.

We, the Team of Entertainment Today, represented at the Festival by Kalpana Pandit, Sundeep Malani & Santosh Chawla wish women filmmakers all success in their journey of creating great films bringing awareness and encouraging social responsibility.

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Kalpana Pandit is an actor/ independent movie producer/ entrepreneur and also a board certified doctor in the United States. She has been a travelling Emergency Room Physician practicing part time in small towns across the United States while she is pursuing her passion of being a part of great movies. Her passion for creativity led her to establish her own production banner " House of Pandit" in 2010 which has since produced a multiple award winning HIV/AIDS awareness film "Jo Jo Laali" and a full fledged Bollywood feature film " Janleva 555" both with medical awareness messages. Jo Jo Laali has won Kalpana two " Best Actress" awards in Indian Film Festivals and a total of 13 awards for the film itself . Kalpana has acted in numerous Bollywood movies , notably " Gajagamini", " Moksha" and " Love Khichdi ". She has travelled far and wide in the capacity of "Guest of Honor" and part of the Jury of various cultural events across America. Currently, her next home production movie of " House of Pandit" Sulige Sikkidaaga " Be fluid as water" which contains the very imperative message of Womens Empowerment and Epilepsy awareness is receiving tremendous applause in film festivals and has already won four awards in International Film Festivals Pandit hopes to continue to make timeless classics on celluloid which entertain the audience across generations with their great stories and also carry excellent messages of awareness for the people.


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