The board of CINTAA (Cine and TV Artistes’ Association) has come up with a festival named ActFest 2019, it will witness art and artists from across the world. India’s first ever artists-oriented festival which will have them participating in discussions, conducting workshops and proving knowledge on various aspects of art. ActFest 2019 is scheduled to happen on February 15 and 16, 2019 at multiple venues of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal. Its Chief Guest will be a renowned filmmaker and actor Vijaya Mehta, with the newbie Sara Ali Khan as the Guest of Honor and Vicky Kaushal as one of the Chief Guests.
The event will see some of the most prominent faces of the film industry that includes Amit Sadh, Amole Gupte, Archana Puran Singh, Ashish Vidyarthi, Dilip Joshi, Kritika Kamra, Kubbra Sait, Gajraj Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, Manoj Joshi, Neena Gupta, Nakuul Mehta, Parmeet Sethi, Rajit Kapoor, Rasika Duggal, Raveena Tandon, Ravi Kishan, Richa Chaddha, Shreyas Talpade, Sumeet Vyas, Swara Bhaskar and Renuka Shahane.
ActFest also aims to provide a platform for all the aspiring actors to engage, share and discuss their skills and knowledge with the professional actors. Sushant Singh, General Secretary of CINTAA, shared his two cents on the ActFest 2019. He said, “We are very happy and grateful to Sara Ali Khan and Vicky Kaushal, two talented performers from today’s generation, who are gracing ActFest with their presence. It means a lot to all of us in the field of performing arts, their support to the ActFest is also a big morale booster to their association i.e. CINTAA.”
Talking about its events flow, the ActFest 2019 will include workshops from across various fields, the list includes; Art of Acting by Rajit Kapur, Dance by Ahmed Khan and Paulson, Make-up and hair by Bharat and Doris, Movement for actors by Deepal Doshi and Improv Comedy by Improv Comedy Mumbai.
Through the ActFest 2019, CINTAA will also honour those actors whose contribution to Indian performing arts has gone unrecognised. It will also felicitate the veteran actors who have entertained various generations of film, theatre and TV fanatics. The list of awardees include; Chandrashekhar, Daisy Irani
Jagdeep, Farida Jalal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nimmi, Paintal, Rajendra Gupta, Ramesh Deo, Saira Bano, Seema Deo, Shubha Khote, Sulbha Arya, Surekha Sikri, Tabassum and Viju Khote.