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DIFF adds to Indian cinema celebration with ‘An Afternoon with Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka, Farhan and Ritesh’ on Dec. 8

Sun Dec 04,2011

Dubai, UAE; December 4, 2011: Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, actor-director Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani will participate in a public interactive session and Q&A on Thursday, December 8, 2011, as part of the eighth Dubai International Film Festival, as part of the Dubai International Film Festival’s celebration of Indian cinema.

The Bollywood team will also present a special preview of their much-anticipated movie Don 2: The Chase Continues, at 4pm at the Madinat Arena in Madinat Jumeirah. The conversation will be moderated by Anuradha Sengupta.

With a wide fan-following across the Arab world, Shah Rukh’s appearance is his second outing at the Dubai fest, having earlier been honoured for his contribution to cinema by DIFF.

Farhan Akhtar is also a popular actor noted for his roles in the superhit films Rock On and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. A former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra is the winner of the Indian National Award for Best Actress (Fashion), and has numerous titles to her credit including Dostana, Anjaana Anjaani and 7 Khoon Maaf.

Ritesh Sidhwani, who joined hands with Farhan Akhtar to launch Excel Entertainment, is the co-producer of several award-winning and critically acclaimed films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On, Karthik Calling Karthik, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

The ‘Afternoon With’ conversation session precedes the Thursday night world premiere of Bollywood romantic comedy Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl starring Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, and directed by Maneesh Sharma. The cast and crew will walk the Festival red carpet from 7pm.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for AED 30. The DIFF box office is now open online at www.dubaifilmfest.com and at the DIFF box offices in Dubai Media City, JBR The Walk, Mall of the Emirates and Madinat Jumeirah. Additional information is also available through the Festival’s dedicated customer care number, 363 FILM (3456).

The Investment Corporation of Dubai is the title sponsor of the Dubai International Film Festival, which is held in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, home to the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit www.dubaifilmfest.com
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