Ali Fazal, Freida Pinto among key speakers at IIFM 2018

The two pioneering young actors from India excelling in the west, Ali Fazal and Freida Pinto are now coming together. Reportedly, the duo who will soon fly to the land down under are the key guests at the upcoming Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne 2018.  Both will be delivering a talk to Australian audiences about the topic of Indian actors making it big in Hollywood. 

 Bollywood actress Freida Pinto is best known for her appearance in film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

The cross cultural topic will have them expressing their views and opinions on the challenges and the need to overcome the stereotypes associated with being a non American actor working in the West. Freida who’s flying in from Los Angeles, her current home will also be attending the Australian premiere of her film, Love Sonia while Ali has been elected as the Jury member for the Short Film Awards category at the festival.
Ali Fazal will soon be seen in multi-starrer ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’

“It’s always interesting to talk to people of different countries and background. It gives you great perspective. This in fact is my first time to Australia and to get a chance to interact with film lovers and film students on a topic about crossing over is exciting and there’s so much to speak about”, said the ‘Fukrey’ star.
He adds, “I remember during the promotions and post release of Victoria And Abdul, when I spoke to people such varied background, everyone had such interesting ideas of cinema and it’s role. So I’m looking forward to do this talk and discussion alongside someone talented like Freida.”
Moreover, the panel discussion will also have director Tabrez Noorani, who’s film Love Sonia is also the opening night film of the fest. The event will take place at Deakin Edge in Melbourne on August 11 where audiences from across Australia comprising of students and general audience will be in attendance.

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