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Rahul Rawail to be conferred with Best Author Award at RIFF 2022

The filmmaker will be presented the award for his book Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work.

Our Correspondent

The eighth edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) will be organized by RIFF Film Club from 25 to 30 March 2022 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

The founder and festival director, Somendra Harsh, made the announcement about the Best Author Award, which will be presented at the festival, saying, "Film director Rahul Rawail will be honoured with the Best Author Award for the book Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work at this year's Rajasthan International Film Festival."

Book excerpt: The passionate filmmaker behind the showman Raj Kapoor

The upcoming edition of the festival will also include a talk show titled ‘Cinema and Books: A Boundless Relationship, an initiative by Pick a Book. The talk will aim to take a closer look at Raj Kapoor's life and understand the mind of the filmmaker and actor.

Rawail will interact with actor Randhir Kapoor, who is also the son of Raj Kapoor. The two of them will share interesting anecdotes.

Rawail started his career under the guidance of Raj Kapoor and was greatly influenced by the showman. Raj Kapoor made his directorial debut in 1948 with the film Aag in which he also acted. He is remembered for being one of the most iconic filmmakers in Hindi cinema.

The award will be handed out during the closing ceremony of the festival.

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