Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be the chief guest at this year’s Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), the festival organizers announced recently. He will be honored for his contribution in Indian cinema.
SRK said he is honored and delighted to accept the invitation. About being part of the film fest, he told to media, “I am honored and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion, which is what the festival embodies.”
Furthermore, Shah Rukh added that he is pleased with the theme of the festival this year. The theme this year is ‘courage’, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who have the might to change 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,” said the actor.
Earlier, several Bollywood actors like Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have been a part of this film festival. The 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will be held between August 8 to August 17 this year. Shah Rukh will open the IFFM on 8 August along with the other festival guests and in the company of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.