Chillar Party to kick off IIFA Film Festival in Ontario


Mumbai: Salman Khan Being Human (SKBH) Productions’ first co-production, Chillar Party will be the opening film of the IIFA Film Festival to be held in Toronto, the International Indian.

Chillar Party, which is co-produced by UTV Spotboy along with Khan, is a light-hearted, but touching comedy that revolves around the lives of seven children each hailing from the various strata’s of society, typical of suburban Mumbai. The movie has been co-directed by Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari.

Khan said, “Chillar Party is very close to my heart, the concept appealed to me and the children’s performances were endearing. This is the first film under SKBH Productions and we felt there was no better place to screen the movie than at the IIFA Film Festival. For me, IIFA is home-grounds and it can’t get bigger than IIFA in Toronto.”

This year, the festival has been designed keeping in mind the Punjabi population across four cities, Toronto, Markham, Brampton and Mississuaga, where special movie screenings will take place. The assortment of films are a mix of classics and blockbusters from Bollywood, almost 20 of them based in and around Punjab.

This year, the Government of Ontario and Premier Dalton McGuinty have appointed the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel as the charity of choice for support throughout the IIFA Weekend in Toronto in 2011.