The Empire star Kunal Kapoor represents India at The Tashkent International Film Festival
 
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The Empire star Kunal Kapoor represents India at The Tashkent International Film Festival

The fest is also being attended by Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari and Gulshan Grover

Megha Mukundan
Sep 29, 2021
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Tashkent International Film Festival, which has a long history with India dating back to Raj Kapoor’s visit in 1968, will be represented by Kunal Kapoor this year. The Bollywood actor will be accompanied by other celebrities like Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari and Gulshan Grover to this cultural show, which is hosted by Uzbekistan. 

The actor who rose to immense fame after his latest hit web series The Empire is currently in Tashkent, and will also be taking part in events like New Uzbekistan, which concentrates on youth and public health. The film festival, which has already begun, will continue till October 3. The fest is being attended by many prominent international filmmakers like Timur Bekmambetov, Luc Besson, Rob Minkoff and Steven Seagal. 

For Peace, Enlightenment and Progress’ is this edition’s theme at Tashkent, while it welcomes the participation from 15 countries. This includes Russia, Italy, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Tajikistan and Turkey. Each country will present their cinematography and culture at the fest. Kunal represented India on September 28 and 29.

Anurag Basu’s Ludo, Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga will be screened in the festival, representing Indian films, along with international films like Curfew, Photocopy, and The Road to Mother. Besides films, the festival also has musicals, national dances and songs from the participating countries. 

Meanwhile, Kunal Kapoor has several upcoming projects in his kitty after the hit series in which he essayed the proud role of Mughal king Babur. The actor is to announce his production venture. His latest project Ankahi Kahaniyan was released on Netflix recently.

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