Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

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Shah Rukh Khan
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Time Out says

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan will appear as a special guest at the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne

In Bollywood terms it doesn't really get any bigger than this. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has announced that Shah Rukh Khan will be the special guest visiting to launch the tenth annual festival in Melbourne on August 8. 'King' Khan is Bollywood's top star, having appeared in more than 80 films and having won major awards internationally.

You'd have to imagine Meryl Streep or Brad Pitt attending the opening of MIFF to get a sense of how big a deal this is. The star of such hits as Chennai Express, Dilwale and Happy New Year is not a complete stranger to Melbourne, however, having shot the 2007 film Chak De! India here. (Perhaps he'll drop by Sydney as well to say hi to his very own wax effigy at Madame Tussauds.) In 2019, the festival's theme is 'courage', and the lineup will be revealed soon. Needless to say, if you're a Bollywood fan, you're going to want to be on or near the red carpet for this one. 


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