Cairo International Film Festival to honor Madhur Bhandarkar


MUMBAI: Film director Madhur Bhandarkar has added more feathers to his cap as under the section of Tribute to Madhur Bhandarkar retrospective of 5 films from Bhandarkar himself will be showcased at the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt to be held from 10 – 20 November 2009. The films include Chandni Bar, Page3, Corporate, Traffic Signal and Fashion.

Bhandarkar has confirmed his presence for the International event. After Moscow International Film Festival Bhandarkar’s retrospective is being held in Egypt. Hollywood actresses Salma Hayek, Lucy, Liu and Hollywood Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Berenger will also be attending the event. Legendary actor Omar Sharif is the honorary president of the Festival.

Bhandarkar says, "I am extremely honored with such a prestigious honor. I am glad that I am getting a chance to represent my nation once again at a foreign film festival. Cairo International Film Festival is a very renowned film festival and I feel very lucky and blessed that I will be at a platform alongside Hollywood films."

Bhandarkar says, "My movies are not exposive, maybe they just hold up a mirror to society. My movies are not judgmental, I just show what happens in our society, sometimes there could be a solution and sometimes there may be none. Life goes on."

This year the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival will take place under the presidency of the actor Dr Ezzat Abou Ouf and the honorary president Omar Sharif. They were appointed by the ministry of culture Farouk Hosny.