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  • Writer's pictureSwati Bhat

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, others flag off the fest

Shefali Shah, singer Sona Mohapatra and filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Kabir Khan, Aparna Sen, Nikkhil Advani and Shoojit Sircar were also present at the event.


Swati Bhat

Abhishek Bachchan #IFFM2022

Taapsee Pannu #IFFM2022

Present at the official launch were Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Vaani Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shefali Shah, singer Sona Mohapatra and filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Kabir Khan, Aparna Sen, Nikkhil Advani and Shoojit Sircar. #IFFM2022

The actors took to the podium in presence of a special audience to announce this years program schedule with Taapsee Pannu’s Dobaaraa being the opening night film. Other exciting events lined up apart from the screening of over 120 films are the Independence Day Celebrations, an array of panel discussions amongst other specially curated events. #IFFM2022


Tamannaah commented when asked about the South and Hindi film debate at the festival. She said, “I think this conversation is only unique to India, whenever I travel abroad I never hear people distinguish, they simply call it Indian cinema. And such is the case even here at IFFM. I think what the audiences want is to see pan India films and more of such content is being made and being admired by all”.




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