Pune, Jan. 12 -- The 17th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) 2019 began their PIFF forum with an open interview with film-maker Govind Nihalani and actress Rohini Hattangadi in conversation with Dr Jabbar Patel, festival director and Ravi Gupta, festival secretary. Incidentally, both were part of Richard Attenborough's Oscar Award winner film Gandhi. The theme of this year's film festival is about celebrating 150 years birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Nihalani said, "It is important to be aware of cinema culture and even more so now with the film going digital. It has become easy and simple with technology offering us so much, in terms of medium of image, projections etc."

He agreed that celluloid is no more, but one has to accep...