MUMBAI: ‘Bombay Talkies’, the anthology film made as tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema, will be screening at the 66th Cannes Film Festival this May.
A compilation of four short stories filled with dreams, hopes, desires, thoughts, joys, pain, love and sorrow, ‘Bombay Talkies’ has been directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. The movie boasts of having a large star cast that includes Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amitabh Bachchan, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Saqib Saleem, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor.
On hearing the news, an excited Karan Johar tweeted,
#BombayTalkies official selection at Cannes!!! Gala screening!!! So excited…..cant wait to walk the red carpet with Zoya dibakar Anurag!
— Karan Johar (@kjohar25) April 18, 2013
The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in France, which previews new films of all genres from around the world. This year, Indian cinema will be celebrated at the festival.
The official announcement of this screening came in just a while ago. Apart from ‘Bombay Talkies’ another Indian film Amit Kumar’s ‘Monsoon Shootout’ will also be screened in the midnight, non-competition category.
Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, which marks Amitabh Bachchan’s Hollywood debut, will also be premiering on the first day of the festival.
The Cannes film festival is scheduled to run between the dates of May 15 to 26, 2013.