Famous person Shah Rukh Khan would be the chief visitor at this yr’s Indian Movie Competition of Melbourne, the competition organisers introduced Thursday. Helmed by the Victorian authorities, Australia, the IFFM is again for its 10th version within the cultural metropolis and can have a good time “courage” as its central theme. Khan mentioned he’s honoured and delighted to just accept the invitation.
“An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervour, which is what the festival embodies. I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for ‘Chak De! India’ in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema,” the actor mentioned in a press release.
Khan will open the IFFM on August eight together with the opposite competition visitors and within the firm of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and competition director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.
Andrews mentioned he’s wanting ahead to having the Indian actor as a part of the competition. “This event has grown significantly over the past decade and with the extraordinary Shah Rukh Khan here, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting yet,” he mentioned.
“The Bollywood and Indian film industry is the biggest in the world and in addition to supporting this festival, we’ve announced a new Bollywood and Indian Cinema Attraction Fund to bring more film productions from India and the subcontinent to Victoria. Perhaps we’ll even lure Shah Rukh back to our shores again,” Minister for Artistic Industries Martin Foley added.
Lange mentioned the crew is worked up to host Khan within the metropolis. “He’s truly an icon of Indian cinema internationally, a person millions and millions follow and look up to. We are looking forward to hosting Mr Khan in Melbourne,” she mentioned.
The competition will run by August 17.