Bollywood to shine at Dubai festival
Dubai, December 4, 2011
Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, actor-director Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani will participate in a public interactive session and Q&A on December 8, as part of Diff’s celebration of Indian cinema.
The Bollywood team will also present a special preview of their much-anticipated movie Don 2: The Chase Continues, at the Madinat Arena in Madinat Jumeirah. The conversation will be moderated by Anuradha Sengupta.
With a wide fan-following across the Arab world, Shah Rukh’s appearance is his second outing at the event, having earlier been honoured for his contribution to cinema by Dubai International Film Festival, a statement from the organisers said.
Farhan Akhtar is noted for his roles in the superhit films including Rock On and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra is the winner of the Indian National Award for Best Actress (Fashion), and has numerous titles to her credit including Dostana, Anjaana Anjaani and 7 Khoon Maaf.
Ritesh Sidhwani, who joined hands with Farhan Akhtar to launch Excel Entertainment, is the co-producer of several award-winning and critically acclaimed films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On, Karthik Calling Karthik, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the statement said.
The ‘Afternoon With’ conversation session precedes the world premiere of Bollywood romantic comedy, Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl, starring Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, and directed by Maneesh Sharma. The cast and crew will walk the red carpet from 7pm.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for Dh30 ($8.17). The DIFF box office is open online and at the Diff box offices in Dubai Media City, JBR The Walk, Mall of the Emirates and Madinat Jumeirah, it said.
The Investment Corporation of Dubai is the title sponsor of the Dubai International Film Festival, which is held in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, home to the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. – TradeArabia News Service