Fukrey Returns Premiere, Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Irrfan Khan will Light up the Dubai International Film Festival
The Bollywood checklist at the most awaited film festival of the year in the region
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is right around the corner, and it’s safe to say that Bollywood lovers have a LOT to be excited for! From some of Bollywood’s finest talent in attendance to plenty of film screenings to entertain you, this year’s festival is one to watch out for. Gracing DIFF 2017 is the fabulous Sonam Kapoor along with the legendary Shabana Azmi, with the latter’s film ‘5 Rupees’ being screened at the festival. And it only gets better! Irrfan Khan, who has managed to make his lasting mark with incredible performances in Asian and Hollywood cinema, will be presented with a DIFF Honourary Award for his contributions to the industry. Another interesting person to watch out for is Ishan Khattar who is making his debut with noted Iranian director Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds. Yes, Shahid Kapoor's brother who is being launched by none other than Karan Johar with Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor will probably be here too.
With 140 films from 51 countries being screened at the festival, we’ve narrowed down our favourites that we think you absolutely shouldn’t miss! Check out our list below:
FUKREY RETURNS – Monday Dec 11, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
BEYOND THE CLOUDS – Wednesday Dec 6, The Beach
THE SONG OF SCORPIONS - Thursday 7 Dec, Mall of the Emirates
MY PURE LAND - Friday Dec 8, Mall of the Emirates
5 RUPEES - Saturday 9 Dec, Mall of the Emirates
IN THE SHADOWS - Sunday 10 Dec, Mall of the Emirates
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY - Monday Dec 11, Mall of the Emirates
Watch this space for more updates on the Dubai International Film Festival 2017!
Info: The Dubai International Film Festival 2017 will run from 6th to 13th December. For more information, visit www.dubaifilmfest.com