Bombay Talkies to screen at Cannes

Apr 18 2013, 17:05 IST
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 <i>Bombay Talkies</i> to screen at Cannes Bombay Talkies to screen at Cannes
Summary'Bombay Talkies gala screening at Cannes... yay,' Anurag Kashyap posted on Twitter.

Bombay Talkies, the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema by four top filmmakers, will have its gala screening at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, where India is the guest country this year.

The film directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar, weaves together four stories and stars Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui besides special appearances by Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.

"Bombay Talkies gala screening at Cannes... yay," Anurag Kashyap posted on Twitter.

The prestigious film festival today unveiled the impressive line-up, while announcing another Indian film Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout in the midnight screening, a non-competition category.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is also part of Monsoon Shootout, is happy to return to the festival.

"It feels great to have two of my films this year at Cannes as both are quality films. Working with Dibakar Banerjee in Bombay Talkies was great because he made me prepare a lot. I have known Amit Kumar for a long time as I have previously worked in BAFTA winning short film The Bypass," Nawazuddin Siddiqui said.

The festival will have significant Indian presence this year to celebrate the centenary of the country's cinema.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has a cameo in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, will be present at the film's premiere on day one of the festival. The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer will open Cannes film fest this year.

The French government has specially invited Cannes red carpet regular Aishwarya Rai Bachchan this year. Also, actor-director Nandita Das is a part of the jury for Short Films and Cinefoundation, headed by acclaimed director Jane Campion.

This year's Cannes film festival will run from May 15 to 26.

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