“IFFM is proud to welcome one of India’s most loved and iconic actors – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – to the festival and look forward to celebrating Indian cinema in Australia,” Mitu Bhowmick-Lange, festival director, said. Masterclasses, Q&As and dance competitions are part of the fest. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will next be seen in Fanney Khan. The actor would be sharing the screen space with Anil Kapoor. see photosQaidi Band questions how we take freedom for granted: FaisalAishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor starrer Fanney Khan to release in April 2018Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be a special guest at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017. The 43-year-old star will attend the opening weekend of this year’s festival, which runs from August 10-22 and also hoist the Indian national flag at the iconic Federation Square building on August 12 to mark the 70th Indian Independence Day celebrations.
On the work front, Aishwarya Rai would be seen in Fanney Khan, where she would be playing the role of a glamourous singer. Aishwarya will be the first female actor to hoist the tricolour at the annually held flag hoisting ceremony, which has been a special segment of the film fest. Other big names to attend this year’s IFFM are Karan Johar, Raveena Tandon, Simi Garewal, Konkona Sen Sharma, Malaika Arora, Rahul Bose, Rajkummar Rao, Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari, Onir, Shootjit Sircar and Tannishtha Chatterjee. Related News
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The 13-day festival will commence with the Australian premiere of Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha. This year, Johar will hold a masterclass on ‘Directing the Bollywood dream’.