Saturday, June 09, 2007

Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Salman And Romance For IIFA Attendees

It's going to be a packed schedule for the visitors at the International Indian film Academy (IIFA) Weekend with a retrospective of Salman Khan, a tribute to the legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee and hit romantic Bollywood films lined up for them.

'Mili' and 'Chupke Chupke' by Mukherjee, known as the grandmaster of comedy, are a part of the film festival, which would also premiere the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominated film 'Colours of Sacrifice', 'Dosar' by critically acclaimed director Rituparno Ghosh and the low-budget hit Indian film 'Bheja Fry'.

International audiences will also savour some classic Indian romantic movies under the theme 'Love at First Sight' which would include films like Yash Chopra's 'Silsila', 'Lamhe' and 'Kabhi Kabhie'.

The festival will also screen hit Bollywood films like Karan Johar's 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' and 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' and Viveik Oberoi and Rani Mukherjee starrer 'Saathiya'.

The IIFA Weekend, will be showcased to around 500 million people globally and is expected to pull in 28,000 visitors, will culminate Saturday when the awards are given away in a star-studded extravaganza that will honour Bollywood actors and actresses for their performances in the last year.


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