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Shah Rukh Khan will present Rima Das’ directorial ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ at IFFM 2019
Rima Das shot to global fame from her film ‘Village Rockstars’, which was an Assamese language film that won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2018 and was even India’s official entry to the Oscars. Now, her next new film, ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ is all set to be the opening night film on August 8 of the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne and her film will be presented by none other than Shah Rukh Khan who is reportedly the chief guest of the night.
The annual festival takes place in the cultural capital of the Victorian state in Australia and it will be celebrating its 10 year long initiative to promote Indian cinema in the land. After a successful nine editions, for its opening night the festival will be showcasing Das’ film, which showcases the stories of three teenagers who are trying to come to terms with their sexual identities while dealing with the ideals and morals of the villagers.
Sharing her excitement, Rima said, “I love the enthusiasm and exuberance of an opening night. So excited that Bulbul Can Sing is the opening night film at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Special thanks to the organisers. The film has truly been special for me as a filmmaker. The response and appreciation we have received from across the places we had traveled to with the film is also very special. I’m looking forward to the Australian premiere of the film and interacting with the audiences there and having a conversation with them on cinema.”
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