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Shah Rukh Khan to be the chief guest of the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne


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Shah Rukh Khan is all set to charm the Australian audiences once again. Helmed by the Victorian government, Australia, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is coming back in 2019 and will be taking place in the cultural city between August 8-17. Honouring the festival with his presence as the chief guest will be Shah Rukh Khan.

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The festival, in its 10 years of existence, has grown pillar to pillar. It has gone from being a grassroots festival to a government supported one making it the biggest Indian Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. This year, the festival is set to celebrate the central theme of ‘courage’ which is engraved in the inclusivity and diversity of the Indian film business.

King Khan, as he’s admirably referred to globally, will be opening the festival officially on August 8 along with other festival guests. He’ll be in the company of the ‘Premiere of Victoria’ and Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the director of the esteemed festival.

Talking about the same, Shah Rukh Khan said, “I’m honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to open their festival as their chief guest. An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervour, which is what the festival embodies. I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for ‘Chak De India’ in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema.

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