DFW South Asian Film Festival Expands to Four Days

The DFW South Asian Film Festival expands this year to offer four days of programming. Since it started three years ago, the festival has grown in popularity. Festival director and founder Jitin Hingorani said this year he's offering the "most ambitious, comprehensive and well-balanced programming to date." There will be six international premieres, two U.S. premieres, nine Texas premieres and one Dallas premiere.The festival opens Thursday with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. at Highland Park Village Theatre followed by a short film called Mehram and then the opening film, What Will People Say. An after-party will be at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village. From Friday through Sunday, the festival moves to AMC Village on the Parkway in Addison. Along with the screenings, guests appearances will be made by actors Suchitra Pillai, Priyanka Bose, Shawn Parikh and Swanand Kirkire; and directors Siddartha Jatia, Faraz Mariam Arif Ansari, Sangeeta Agrawal, Saila Kariat, Arshad Khan, Nishil Sheth and Sandeep Modi; and producer Naren Kumar.Find more details at dfwsaff.com.Update on IndiaMany experts predict that India may soon eclipse China as the most populous nation in the world. The former British Colony has the world's third largest military and a strong tech sector. Recent reports say the country has made new efforts to upgrade its ballistic missile program as a defensive response to China's assertive moves.  Continue reading...

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