Inaugural Fundraising Spring Gala Dinner

Inaugural Fundraising Spring Gala Dinner

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, actor, Riz Ahmed
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, actor, Riz Ahmed

 Asia Society India Centre’s Inaugural Fundraising Spring Gala Dinner with filmmaker Mira Nair, around the release of her much-anticipated film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mumbai. The dinner is generously hosted by Pheroza and Jamshyd Godrej and supported by Multiples Alternate Asset Management.

Mira Nair will be joined in conversation with journalist and author Sidharth Bhatia, and with members of the cast and crew of the film, including actor Imaad Shah, editor Shimit Amin, and scholar Mahmood Mamdani. Hear about their journeys, watch exclusive excerpts from the film never before seen in India, and spend an evening with one of the world's most influential filmmakers.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 7,000 per person and Rs. 12,000 per couple. 

RSVP to [email protected] (limited seating).

Proceeds from the evening will contribute to supporting our mission of fostering deeper understandings and exchanges across the Asia-Pacific.

Mira Nair began her artistic career as an actor before turning her attention to film. She found incipient success as a documentary filmmaker, winning awards for So Far From India and India Cabaret. In 1988, Nair’s debut feature, Salaam Bombay!, was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It also won the Camera D'Or for best first feature and the Prix du Publique for most popular entry at the Cannes Film Festival as well as 25 other international awards. Her other films include Mississippi Masala, My Own Country, The Laughing Club of India, which was awarded The Special Jury Prize in the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels 2000, Monsoon Wedding, which won the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Film Festival and received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Vanity Fair and The Namesake.

After 7 years and over 350 programmes in India, Asia Society India Centre is poised for a new trajectory of growth and impact. We are most grateful for your engagement with us through this journey, and count on your support for this important occasion for us- it will indeed be a crucial component of our ability to fulfill our mandate of preparing the people, institutions and countries of the Asia-Pacific for a shared future. 

 

The Dinner is hosted by Pheroza and Jamshyd Godrej

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Event Details

10 May 2013
7:00pm - 11:30pm