|Over a dozen Punjabi Bhangra dancers flanked her as Rani Mukherjee walked the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of her upcoming film Dil Bole Hadippa on Sunday.
Bollywood fans thronged the venue in hordes and packed up the Roy Thomson Hall in downtown Toronto to the rafters. On the carpet itself Rani was greeted by hundreds of fans who sought her autograph and asked to pose with her for photographs.
“I really love the audience in Toronto…I'm nervous, I'm excited and I'm extremely honoured to be here. I have a deep emotional connect with my fans. They have stood by me through my low phase. I owe a lot to them. I hope they enjoy Dil Bole Hadippa as much as we enjoyed making it,” Rani told a news agency.
The 31-year-old actress wore an eye-catching off-shoulder purple gown.
Before the screening of the film, Cameron Bailey, co-director, Toronto International Film Festival, told the audience: “We love the colour, the energy, the music and the spirit of Bollywood and ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ captures all that to perfection.”
Rani was accompanied by the film’s director Anurag Singh. Her co-star Shahid Kapur, however, could not attend the premiere because he’s promoting the film in India ahead of its release this Friday.