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Big B to lead Indian team to Marrakech Film Fest

July 11, 2012 11:08:31 AM IST
By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Glamsham Editorial
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The 12th Edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco, that will be held through November 30 - December, 2012, will be celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema this year. A large delegation of Indian artistes and filmmakers will be participating in the festival. Amitabh Bachchan will lead the delegation.


A special tribute will be paid to the delegation on 1st December 2012. The festival programme will have a number of events throughout the city dedicated to Indian cinema including screening of Indian films and felicitation of Indian talent. Every evening the festival will be invited to the Jemaa el Fna Square of the city to watch outdoor screenings of a selection of recent films from India.

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The festival has been promoting Indian cinema in the past and the top-line Indian talent has participated in its earlier editions. The list includes names like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Shashi Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Shekhar Kapur, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Nandita Das, Preita Zinta, and Aparna Sen.

The Marrakech International Film Festival is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI. It is run by a foundation headed by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid. The other officials include Deputy Vice-Presidents Mr. Nour-Eddine Sail and Mr Faical Laraichi, Festival Director Mrs Melita Toscan Du Plantier, General Secretary Mr. Jalil Laguili, and Administrator-Treasurer Mr. Abdelkrim Aazibou.

(Rajesh Kumar Singh is Editorial Consultant for Festivals and Markets for He is a filmmaker, critic and market analyst)


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