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13:6 HRS IST

Gurgaon, Nov 17 (PTI) Film and literature greats including Ruskin Bond, Prakash Jha, Subhash Ghai and Piyush Mishra among others, will come together under one roof at an upcoming festival here to "promote the diversity of varied cultures".

The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF), which begins on December 2 and will be held at DLF Cyber Hub here, aims to showcase the vernacular spirit of Indian film and literature.

"We wanted to create a synergy of both film and literature to create new bridges in connecting people and an entertainment value with intellectual stimulation at the core.

"We have added few more dimensions to entire gamut of the festival, like the play and music concert," says Amit Sinha, Co-founder GIFLIF.

The 3-day-festival will include panel discussions on an array of themes ranging from filmmaking, digital media, advertising, to publishing, literature, script writing and film screenings, besides a play and a music concert.

Eminent personalities participating in the festival will include Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Kiran Nagarkar, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Anjum Rajaballi, Annurag Batra, Rajkumar Gupta, Rahul Roushan (Founder faking News), Arunabh (Founder - TVF), poet Surendra Sharma among others.

Cultural programmes like book readings, kavi sammelan and a poetry slam will also be organised.

The vent will also see a devised performance based on William Shakespeare's 'King Lear'; a poetry performance written and directed by actor Rajat Kapoor as well as the launch of Piyush Misra's band 'Ballimaaraan'.

The festival will conclude on December 4.

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