By Sohel F Fidai :
It is for the first time in the history of Vidharbha that an International Film Festival will be held in Amravati in the month of January 2019.
It is also for the first time in the history of India, and probably in the world, that an Ex-President of that country released the booklet of an upcoming film festival.
Hon’ble ex-president of India Smt. Pratibhatai Patil blessed the organizers of the film festival and released the booklet at an auspicious ceremony held in Amravati, attended by Nanak Bhai Ahuja, Khushi Shroff (Late Inder Kumar’s daughter) and in the presence of esteemed attendees.
Pratibhatai Patil applauded the organizer Raju Kariya when he announced that it will be for the first time in the history of India that 15 Marathi films will be screened alongwith 5 regional films ( Sindhi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, & Punjabi), screening of the best web series, music Album and TV Series.
This unique feat has never been attempted even in the history of Entertainment anywhere by any film festival in the world.
The Vidharbha International Film Festival is being conceived, designed, executed and organized by the noted and famous Bollywood PR Shri Raju Kariya and Montu Singh. Raju Kariya is the first Publicist in the Bollywood industry who has been felicitated by the President’s award for his achievements over the past 4 decades in Bollywood have been applauded worldover and he is listed in the Book of World Records.
More than 50 Bollywood celebrities have confirmed their attendance at the 1st Vidharbha International Film Festival. Notable amongst them are Aruna Irani, Raj Babbar, Rohit Roy, Ravi Kishen, Gajendra Chauhan Rahul Roy Dolly Bindra, Krishna Abhishekh, aarya Babbar Harish Gautam Rode, Shahbaaz khan, Shahwar Ali,Anas Rashid, Shahleen Bhanot, Nishant Singh Malkani, Sharad Malhotra, Siddharth Nigam Gurpreet Chaudhry , Dipak Tijori. Aniruddh Dave. Pakhi Hegde Rajesh Sharma Kawaljeet Singh. Ramji Gulati Sahil Akhtar Sonu Mishra Gurpreet Singh, Amit Pachauri, Pankaj Berry, Manav Gohil, Kunal Singh, Pratham Kumar, Ankit Patidar, Rahul Chaudhary, Jeet Soni Kunal Chauhan, Siddharth Sipani, Kiran Jhanjhani and Rahul Prakash Rai & Maby More confirmed their presence at this event as its honored guests.
Raju Kariya adds another crown to his innumerable achievements with this event taking place. During the booklet launch occasion, the ex-president of India Smt. Pratibhatai Patil personally blessed Raju Kariya and even announced to grace the opening ceremony of this one of its kind film festival, subject to her keeping in good health and most importantly finding out time from her busy schedule.