Kolhapur, Feb 8: Renowned Hindi film producer-director Govind Nihalani on Thursday asserted that preservation of human values ismore important than entertainment in films to bring about a social change.
Addressing inaugural function of eight-day-long 7th Kolhapur International Film Festival (KIFF) at INOX Multiplex cinema hall in Laxmipuri area of the city this evening, he rued that there are many renowned producers in the film industry, who have access to modern technology, but only few of them are aware of art of cinema.
Earlier, Hindi and Marathi senior film actress Rohini Hatgandi inaugurated the KIFF as a chief guest and felicitated Nihalani with prestigious 'Kalamaharshee' Baburao Painter award for his contribution to the Hindi-Marathi film industry as a photographer, director and producer. Hatgandi also spoke on the occasion. The Festival has been organised by Kalamaharshee Baburao Painter Film Society (KBPFS), in association of the state government, Films Division, Directorate of Film Festival, National Film Library and All India Marathi Film Industry Corporation. (UNI)