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Actor Kunal Kapoor represents India at the prestigious Tashkent International Film Festival, which has a long Indian association dating back to Raj Kapoor’s visit to its inaugural edition in 1968. The festival, which was once a centerpiece of culture from the Soviet Union, is now hosted by Uzbekistan. Going international, Kunal is accompanied by several other Bollywood celebrities such as Huma Qureshi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Gulshan Grover, Richa Chadha and Boman Irani.

Kunal Kapoor represents India at Tashkent International Film Festival

Kunal Kapoor, who is currently in Tashkent, will also participate in events such as New Uzbekistan, which is dedicated to youth and public health, Pearl of the Silk Road, and World Cinema Days. The film festival kicked off on Tuesday and will run until October 3. Besides Indian celebrities, several international celebrities like Timur Bekmambetov, Luc Besson, Gérard Depardieu, Rob Minkoff and Steven Seagal will also be present at the event.

The theme of this year’s edition of the film festival is For peace, enlightenment and progress. It will see the participation of more than 15 countries, including Italy, Russia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Tajikistan and Turkey, among others. The participating countries will be on stage for the opening ceremony and they will also present their culture and cinematography. Indian Cinema Days take place from September 28 to 29.

Singer Jasbir Jassi will also perform on September 29 at the Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace. The festival will also host musicals, national dances and songs from other participating countries. Indian films like Sanjay Gupta’s Bombay Saga and Anurag Basu Ludo will be screened at the film festival. International films like Curfew, Photocopy, Where Did Ramses Go ?, Dreams About Sohrab, Martin Eden, Happy Lazar, The Mother’s Road, Horse Thieves among others will also be screened.

Meanwhile, for the uninitiated, Kapoor, who was recently seen in a blockbuster web series, The empire, has several unannounced projects in his kitty. The actor will announce his first production company, with which he will present Shiva Keshavan soon. He also starred in Ankahi Kahaniyan which was released recently.

(With entries: PR)

Image: Instagram / @ Kunalkapoor

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