Jaipur: The exotica of the mysterious Thar desert is inextricably crafted into the psyche of mainstream Indian cinema but it has yet to grow cinematic culture of its own, said panellists at a discussion at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival Monday."Actor Shashi Kapoor had famously said in Deewar, `Mere paas maa hain (I have a mother)`... what do we have? Our earth and the rugged desert on which neither ice melts nor flowers bloom. But we have history, tradition, stories, dramas, ghosts, reincarnation and conflict," said actress-performer Ila Arun, a native of Rajasthan.
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