Shah Rukh Khan to be the chief guest at 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Shah Rukh will be opening the festival officially on Day 1 along with the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, and festival director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange
Shah Rukh Khan has been announced as the chief guest of the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). Helmed by the Victorian government, Australia, the festival is scheduled to take place between August 8 to August 17. Shah Rukh will be opening the festival officially on Day 1 along with the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, and festival director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange.
“I’m honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to open their festival as their chief guest,” Shah Rukh said in a statement. “I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for Chak De India in Melbourne and look forward to being back again.”
Announcing the news, Daniel Andrews said: “The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is a much-loved event that celebrates the strong relationship between Victoria and India and our own vibrant Indian community. This event has grown significantly over the past decade and with the extraordinary Shah Rukh Khan here, this year's festival is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting yet.”
Shah Rukh Khan was recently invited to the Beijing International Film Festival, where he presented his latest film, Zero. As per latest reports, the actor is likely to collaborate with director Rajkumar Hirani for his upcoming next.