Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan to be honoured at Cairo International film fest

November 11, 2009

AnilKapoor IrfanKhan 200x156New Delhi, ( Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan will be honoured at the ongoing 33rd Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) 2009.

The duo will be honoured along with model-turned-actor Arfie Lamba, among the stars of the multiple Oscar-award winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” at the fest that commenced Tuesday, according to the official website of the film festival.

With India being the special guest of honour at the gala, around 25 Indian movies will be screened during the festival that opened with Yash Raj Films’ “New York”.

The film, which was screened Tuesday, is also competing in the ‘In Competition’ section of the festival that closes Nov 20.

Directed by Kabir Khan, the film stars John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead apart from Irrfan Khan in an important role.

Recently screened at the Pusan International Film Festival, “New York” released in over 900 screens worldwide June 26. It is a contemporary story of three young friends whose lives are turned upside down by post-9/11 prejudices.

The jury of the fest is being headed by Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Victor Okhai and Nour El Sherif.

Also attending the festival will be Hollywood stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu and Tom Berenger.

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