Jaaved Jaaferi and brother Naved Jafri attended CINTAA's ActFest held in the city. Act Fest, a two-day festival, ended on February 16. It was dedicated to actors, by the actors, to create a platform that invites TV and film actors of different generations to discuss the art and craft of acting. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Jaaved Jaaferi, son of "Soorma Bhopali" famed veteran actor Jagdeep, became emotional while receiving the CINTAA Hall Of Fame award for his father.
Pictured: Vicky Kaushal and the CINTAA ActFest
"It is a very... very special moment for both of us to be on the stage because we are here to receive the honour for our father who taught us acting," Jaaved Jaaferi said in an interview.
Pictured: Swara Bhasker also graced the festival held in a popular auditorium in Vile Parle
Recalling the early days of his father's life, he said: "My father was just 9 when he started as a child actor in 'Afsana'.
Pictured: Shreyas Talpade donned a casual look for the ActFest held in the city
He came to India after partition along with his mother as they chose India (over Pakistan) as their country." Jaaved Jaaferi further added.
Pictured: Amit Sadh with girlfriend Annabel Da Silva at CINTAA
"We had nothing in hand and my father used to live on the street. The profession of acting happened to him when B.R. Chopra picked him up for a film, and my father acted just to earn money for survival," Jaaved Jaaferi said.
Jagdeep, 79, started his career in 1951 with "Afsana" and became famous for his character "Soorma Bhopali" in the iconic superhit film "Sholay".
Pictured: Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi fame, Maninee Mishra opted for a charcoal grey dress for the festival
Jagdeep worked in Guru Dutt's "Aar Paar", Bimal Roy's "Do Bigha Zamin", "Shahenshah", "Andaz Apna Apna", "Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye" among many others.
Pictured: Nakuul Mehta looked dapper in the pantsuit he opted for the function
"For the last 70 years, my father acted in various films. He has never received an award in any other platform, but this award, CINTAA Hall Of Fame is paying respect to my father's contribution... It is so special that I cannot express it in words," Javed Jaffrey got emotional.
Pictured: Sakshi Tanwar with Amit Behl at CINTAA ActFest
Adding to that, his brother Naved said: "I would also like to thank our grandmother for coming to India otherwise we could not have got that 'respected actor' in Indian cinema."
Pictured: Sumeet Vyas also attended the CINTAA ActFest
Vikas Gupta also attended the CINTAA's ActFest, and the producer opted for a white jogger's pants, paired with a blue jacket, t-shirt and sneakers.
The celebrities posed for the shutterbugs as they arrived at the ActFest.
Jaaved Jaaferi, Naved Jafri, Vicky Kaushal, Swara Bhasker, Ali Fazal, Amit Sadh, Annabel Da Silva, Gaurav Gera, Manini De, Nakuul Mehta, Sakshi Tanwar, Sumeet Vyas and Vishal Gupta attended the CINTAA's ActFest held at a popular auditorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai. See pictures
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