Bollywood actor Rani Mukerji, film director Rajkumar Hirani, Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha, Noorani, Freida Pinto and Ali Fazal all are marking their presence at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). At the event, a film by Tabrez Noorani based on trafficking “Love Sonia” officially started the 12-day-long IFFM.
However, in the festival, a total of 60 films will be screened in around 22 different languages over the next two weeks. At the occasion, Australian Minister of Creative Industry, Martin Foley said, “This year’s festival is expected to attract more than 35,000 people to events across Melbourne, bringing together diverse communities through a shared love of film.”
“Alongside the film program, there are plenty of ways to get involved from masterclasses to the perennially popular Bollywood Dance Competition,” he added. Foley said, ” festivals like IFFM were making several contributions to the state of Victoria -socially, culturally and economically.”
Actor Ali Fazal:
Rani Mukherjee arrives as the chief guest of the festival where she thanked the Government of Victoria for supporting the Indian film industry. As well as, we can see Sanju director Rajkumar Hirani in the frame.
“On behalf of the Indian film fraternity, I would like to thank the Victorian government for supporting the Indian industry as it is so diverse with so many languages and styles”, she said.
While, Hirani said, “It’s a matter of great pride for our country to showcase our films here and reach out to people.”
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