Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to be honoured at Toronto, Melbourne film festivals

Priyanka Chopra will be the guest of honour at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) annual soireee on 6 September.

Priyanka Chopra. AP

Priyanka Chopra. AP

The Quantico actress will be feted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a day before the prestigious event officially gets started with an opening night film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The event will feature Priyanka in conversation with festival artistic director Cameron Bailey, where she is expected to talk about her Bollywood career, before foraying into Hollywood.

Priyanka recently made her Hollywood movie debut with Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. The festival will run from 7 to 17 September.

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be felicitated at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) for her contribution to global cinema.

IFFM is Australia's biggest annual celebration of Indian cinema. Celebrating India at 70! as a part of the festival's celebration of Indian cinema, Aishwarya will be hoisting the Indian national flag at Melbourne's Federation Square. She will be the first Indian woman to do so. The actress will also be felicitated by the Victorian Government at the Westpac IFFM Awards night on 11 August.

"The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is honoured to welcome Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as our much loved guest to IFFM this year.She's a global icon and extremely loved by the audiences in will be a proud moment for all Indians when she becomes the first Indian woman to hoist the national flag at the pulse point of Melbourne - the Federation Square," Mitu Bhowmick Lange, Festival Director, said in a statement.

Bhowmick added, "In light of her incredible contribution to world cinema she will be felicitated by the government which we are all looking forward to."


With inputs from agencies.

Published Date: Jul 22, 2017 12:41 pm | Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 12:41 pm