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Geeta Chandran invited to attend Tribeca film fest

Posted on Mar 25 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 25 : Indian classical dancer Geeta Chandran has been invited to attend the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York next month.

Geeta starrer "Vara: A Blessing" will be presented as a highlight at the 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival April 16-27, said a statement.

Geeta, known for her deep understanding of the art of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music, has also choreographed for the film, which is directed by Bhutanese film director Khyentse Norbu. Based on a Bengali short story "Rakta Aar Kanna" ('Blood and Tears') by Sunil Gangopadhyay, it tells the story of the daughter of a devadasi, who falls in love with a Muslim sculptor.

"Vara: A Blessing" also stars Shahana Goswami, Devesh Ranjan, Mohamed Adamaly and Rohit Raj.

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