Mumbai: Singer-composer Mudasir Ali is on cloud nine as the sufi singer has been selected as the Guest of Honour and will be awarded for his achievements as singer-composer at the San Francisco Global International Festival.
San Francisco Global Movie Fest comes integral as part of the 22 year old Festival of Globe -Silicon Valley (FOG-SV, formerly known as Festival of India) and powered by fiaonline.org celebrations. FOG-SV is one of the oldest festivals in Bay area, CA, USA and this is the second year of San Francisco Global Movie Fest.
This year, audiences and participants will experience a 10-day jam packed screening of Narrative short films, Narrative Feature films, Documentaries, from Independent movie makers submitting these across the globe followed by a gala celebration, cultural activities on award nights at SAP Center and concluding the festival with our traditional Festival of Globe and Parade.
Each day of San Francisco Global Movie Fest 2015 is uniquely designed around experience with unique congregation of best cultural events, mixers, fashion, movies, panel discussions, workshops, ethnic dance performances, Conclave with the Government, festive gala from participants with Indian, Latino; Chinese and Far East (Korean, Philippine, Vietnam, and Japan) communities, Hollywood and Bollywood movies premieres, with an opportunity to meet host of celebrities from Bollywood, Hollywood, Latino World, Europe, China and Far East, top movie makers, independent movie producers and investors will be descending in to this technology capital from and around the globe. And the achievement to be selected to be acknowledged by this festival is a feather in the talent’s overcrowded cap.
This achievement comes almost immediately after Mudasir Ali recorded with the legendary singer Asha Bhosle for the film Lucknow Times. “I am very touched that Asha ji gave the nod to sing my song,” says Mudasir Ali. “It is a great honour.”
Director Sudipto Sen said, “I needed a song with a soul, that could reflect the pathos of the situation. And Mudasir Ali’s song with Asha Bhosle, penned by Anusha Srinivasan Iyer was just that.”
Asha Bhosle said, “I have been to Kashmir many times and the beauty of Kashmir never ceases to mesmerize me. This song is a beautiful, melodious number.”
Adds Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, “When director Sudipto Sen and singer-somposer Mudasir Ali gave me the brief on the song, I put pen to paper and they simply loved it. And then, Asha ji and Mudasir Ali, breathed life into the words.”