BHOPAL : The ‘Tigerland India Film Festival’ and a wildlife based two-day photography exhibition were inaugurated at Samanwaya Bhawan in the city on Wednesday. The programme has been organised by Society for Tigerland conservation, Bhopal in which yesteryear renowned actor Waheeda Rehman was the guest of honour.

It is to be mentioned here that as many as 40 photographs, based on wildlife, clicked by Rehman have been showcased in the exhibition. The action snaps of Rehman like lioness with cub, elephant with calf, cheetah with kill, zebras and crocodile on the Mara River are on display, which are attracting the audience.   Some black and white snaps of young male tiger, waterhole and others of Bandhavgarh are especially being appreciated by visitors.

Addressing the function, Rehman said, “I’m feeling pride to come to the city of lakes. I’ve been doing photography for the last 50 years. My son also does photography across the country. I took various snaps of lions, tigers and others at Bandhavgarh and enjoyed it a lot. Generally we know that lion is the king of the forest but I feel it is the tiger which is the real king of forest because he preys alone whereas a lion eats the prey of lionesses.” She also added that “I think, children should be taken for visit to wildlife sanctuaries and safari.”

Besides, a yearbook ‘Tigerland’ was released in the function and four documentaries movie based on wildlife were also screened. Also, some photographs of Abhinandan Shukala, Narendra Kumar and other have been showcased in the exhibition.

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