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Konkani magazine to document life of film personalities

Konkani magazine to document life of film personalities
28 Aug 2004

PANAJI: A local Konkani monthly magazine Bimb will document Konkani speaking Indian film industry personalities for its special Diwali issue. Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad are among the many Konkani speaking personalities in the industry.

Konkani language is not limited to Goa as the language is spoken along the Konkan coast that extends till Kerala, says publisher of Bimb , Dilip Borkar. Many film personalities have their roots in these areas, says Borkar.

The effort of the magazine devoted to Konkani literature and writings has decided to bring them together as the film industry is scheduled to make a grand appearance for the first time in Goa for the forthcoming international film festival of India.

Musicians Anthony Gonsalves, Bhaskar Chandavarkar and actor turned producer, Sachin, cine artiste, Varsha Usgaonkar are some of the notables who would be approached for either for interview or even they could write articles for the issue, says Borkar who is a writer.

The coming together of these film personalities would have a spin off for the growth of the industry in the long run as also to disseminate information to half a lakh of the subscribers of the magazine. The magazine staff would be contacting the Mumbai based film artists and solicit write-ups and information by e-mail.

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