The National award winning director Madhur Bhandarkar has been invited by The Cairo International Film Festival to join the International Jury. They will be launching their 35th edition of the film festival starting 27th November to 6th December, 2012. This is not the first time Madhur is going to be a part of the film festival. In 2010, a retrospect of Madhur’s five films had taken place. They had screened CHANDNI BAR, PAGE 3, CORPORATE, TRAFFIC SIGNAL and FASHION at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival.
“I am delighted to be a part of the International Jury for the 35th edition of Cairo International Film Festival. I love the theme that they have ‘Positive thinking revolution and freedom,” says Madhur.
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A lot of big names from Hollywood have associated with this prestigious film festival like Salma Hayek, Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. The film festival has been the center of global attention due to the dramatic events of the Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath, which brought about a regime change. The country is now celebrating a new beginning and the festival plays its historic role as light house of culture, art and creativity.
Madhur has been chosen to be a part of the International Jury because of his contribution to Indian cinema that has been recognized all over the world.