Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor to attend IFF Melbourne and Malaika Sydney’s guest

Priyanka Chopra – star attraction at IFF Melbourne on June 11

Fashion Designer Sabyasachi with Vidya Balan – He will be conducting a workshop ‘Talking Through Fabric’

Six of India’s biggest film names confirmed to attend the Opening Night of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne while Malaika Arora Khan and Rituparno Ghosh attend Sydney IFF!

Red carpet Opening Night – 7pm, Monday 11 June Ÿ Hoyts Melbourne Central

Melbourne Festival will have former Miss World and screen goddess Priyanka Chopra; Bollywood superstar Shahid Kapoor;  producer/director Kunal Kohli, producer Vicky Bahri, acclaimed designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and animation director Jugal Hansraj are the special guests at the Opening Night of the inaugural Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on Monday 11 June.  They will all attend a press conference on the first morning of the Festival and join in celebrations at the Festival’s Opening Night. The IFF Melbourne festival dates are June 11 – 22.

Sydney IFF gets two Bollywood guests….

Whereas Sydney film Festival – Bollywood and Beyond – to be held in Sydney at Cinema Paris and Blacktown Hoyts will have as guests actress Malaika Arora Khan and director Rituparno Ghosh and will be held from June 24 – July 4.

 

‘Munni’ Malaika Arora Khan and director Rituparno Ghosh will be the guests at Sydney IFF

IFF will also be held in Adelaide July 13-15 and in Auckland from June 29 – July 5.

Lead actor and acclaimed film director Rituparno Ghosh is a special guest of the festival and will attend the Closing Night celebrations as well as conducting a master class on ‘Realism in Indian Cinema’ on 21 June.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is an initiative of the Victorian Government to strengthen cultural and trade ties between Victoria and India.

Festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “We feel truly honoured to have such an extraordinary wealth of talent in Melbourne for the festival. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Melbourne film lovers to not only feast on the best new films from India but also engage with some of the industry’s leading talents in Q&As, master classes and discussions.”

Chopra, Kapoor, Bahri and Kohli are here to support the IFFM World Premiere of their new film Teri Meri Kahaani on Wednesday 20 June ahead of its international release on June 21. Vijay will introduce his super hit, Nanban on June 12; Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Jugal Hansraj will present ‘Talking Through Fabric’ and ‘Animation’  master classes on 13th and 15th June respectively.

Jugal Hansraj

The Festival’s Opening Night flilm is Kahaani (dir Sujoy Ghosh), starring Festival Ambassador Vidya Balan. A huge critical and commercial hit in India, Kahaani demonstrates the new realism and sophistication in Indian filmmaking and is a perfect start for the Festival.  The Closing Night film is Memories in March. Lead actor and acclaimed film director Rituparno Ghosh is a special guest of the festival and will attend the Closing Night celebrations as well as conducting a master class on ‘Realism in Indian Cinema’ on 21 June. Other Festival guests include the screenwriting team of Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi who will present a ‘Thinking Through Laughter’ master class on June 16.

Over its twelve days, IFFM is screening an extraordinary 40 films including 20 Australian premieres, celebrating the dizzying breadth of Indian film culture. The films range from Bengali art house to Hindi mass entertainment and South Indian action; from “masala” movies (lots of ingredients all cooked in the same pot) to regional art house, plus a program of rarely seen films from the wider subcontinent including Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, specially curated for the festival by acclaimed Indian New Wave director, Onir.  The festival invites local filmmakers to strengthen ties and learn from the wealth of knowledge of India’s leading practitioners through its four master classes. The Western Union Short Film Competition winners from India, Australia and New Zealand will be presented with their awards and their films screened at a Gala on Tuesday 12 June.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne runs from June 11 – 22.

For bookings and information go to www.iffm.com.auor www.hoyts.com.au.

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