GOA: The Centenaries at IFFI 2010 began with the featuring of Bandini, the film of legendry actor Ashok Kumar. On the occasion were present Amit Kumar – son of Kishore Kumar and Anuradha Patel – granddaughter of the late Ashok Kumar. Centenaries of five unforgettable cinema talents – Ashok Kumar, B.R. Panthulu, Motilal, Nadia and Raja Paranjpe – are also being observed by screening their films.
The enduring screen legend Ashok Kumar, was not only a gifted actor but also an accomplished painter and the homeopathic practitioner. Amit Kumar mentioned that their family proposed to hold a series of events to observe the golden era and centenary of Ashok Kumar.
Remembering her grandfather, Patel said that a fresh biography on the late Ashok Kumar is in the offing. She also mentioned as part of the centenary celebrations a special music concert by his nephews Amit Kumar and Sumit Kumar will be organized. The concert would be a tribute by them to their late uncle who was the original rap singer.