amir Khan will attend the 19th Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland’s leading film festival, on April 16.
The festival will kick off a new five-year ‘cultural diversity in film’ project this year.
At the event, Aamir will participate in a conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir, author of 17 books on Hindi cinema. The actor will discuss his body of work and his humanitarian activities at the event.
Talking about Aamir’s visit, Mark Cousins, Chairman of the festival, said, “Many of us fell in love with films because of big-hearted movies like It’s A Wonderful Life and Big. That’s the sort of films that Aamir Khan makes. His films have the spirit of Frank Capra movies. He uses his stardom as boldly as Jane Fonda.”
Michele Devlin, director of the festival said, “The festival’s tribute to Aamir Khan is the start of a bold new five-year exploration of cultural diversity in films, which will include Chinese, Polish and many other cultures. As part of this work, we are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the New York Indian Film Festival.”
Jonathan Stewart, director, British Council Northern Ireland, said, “The festival brings the very best in world cinema to Northern Ireland and acts an important platform for local writers, filmmakers, and the arts community.”
He added, “British Council Northern Ireland is working with local partners to develop links with Indian cinema. We are honoured to support a programme which brings one of the most popular and influential actors and directors of Indian cinema to Northern Ireland.”
Aamir’s films like 3 Idiots, Dangal, Taare Zameen Par will be shown at the festival.