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Sanjay Leela BhansaliIndian filmfest hogs limelight in Beijing
29th Aug 2006  10.04 IST
By Agencies  


A weeklong Indian film festival, showcasing the best of cinema from India, opened on Friday in the Chinese capital with tickets to most films already sold out, Indian Embassy officials said in Beijing.

Ten acclaimed Indian films are being screened at the 'Film Festival of India' in Beijing and in Shanghai next month as part of festivities organised to commemorate the 'India-China Friendship Year,' allowing Chinese movie buffs a rare glimpse into India's rich and diverse culture.



The festival, organised by the Indian Embassy along with China's media watchdog State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador to China Nalin Surie on Saturday.

Two Bollywood blockbusters – Sanjay Leela Bhansali 's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Farhan Akhtar 's Dil Chahta Hai (in picture) – are being screened as part of the festival.

Tamil films 'Roja' and 'Anjali', Assamese film 'Juye Poora Xoon', Entee Veedu Appoontem (Malayalam), Shwaas (Marathi), Dweepa (Kannada), Show (Telugu) and the Aishwarya Rai starrer Chokher Bali (Bengali) complete the array of Indian films on offer.

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