Saroj Khan to be felicitated

Indo Asian News Service

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Ace choreographer Saroj Khan will be felicitated at the Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF), which starts Oct 8.

The event aims to give women filmmakers a platform to showcase their talent. It is organised by Oculus Creations with the support of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC).

Saroj, known for her choreography in films like "Devdas" and "Jab We Met", has choreographed in over 200 films and Avinash Pawar, festival director, believes she is an inspiration for many aspiring dancers and upcoming choreographers.

"Being a woman who has been an inspiration to many and has achieved a remarkable position in the struggling and competitive film industry, the festival is honoured to have a persona like her," Pawar said in a statement.

The seven-day festival will also screen a documentary on the choreographer titled "The Saroj Khan Story" by Nidhi Tuli.

With more than 180 films to be screened and the launch of an award in the name of Fatma Begum, the country's first woman film director, the festival will be big fair of Indian and world cinema.