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Indian Soap Star Attends Cinequest Film Festival 2010

posted Oct 23, 2010, 12:18 PM by Diana Rohini LaVigne
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The 20th anniversary of the Cinequest Film Festival was kicked off Feb. 27 at the California Theater here with the world premiere of “Sem- shook” and Indian soap star and upcoming host of “India’s Got Talent” Roshni Chopra making an appearance to support her husband,Siddharth Anand Kumar, who directed the film about one man’s
journey in search of truth. The film revolves around Tensin, an Indian with Tibetan roots,who begins a journey of self-
awareness to learn more about himself and, along the way, faces a multitude of challenges. The film’s cinematography is
well executed and the locations around the Himalayas are exquisite on the big screen. Director Kumar, writer Satyajeet Gazmer and producer Francisco Leria all stressed the importance of this film in raising awareness for Tibetans living in India that don’t have full rights as citizens.

“Indians know very little about Tibet,” Kumar told India-West. “This is why he wanted to be involved with this film,” adding, “Tibetans have not been fully integrated into the Indian community. Life for Tibetans is very different than others.”

Kumar said they are in touch with various organizations, including the Students For a Free Tibet, and are looking for champions to show the film and promote further discussion on the subject.