Dil Dhadakne Do will be screened at IIFA Awards, one day after theatrical release

Director Zoya Akhtar's multi-starrer dysfunctional family drama Dil Dhadakne Do will be screened at the upcoming 16th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Malaysia

hidden May 15, 2015 18:25:00 IST
Dil Dhadakne Do will be screened at IIFA Awards, one day after theatrical release

New Delhi: Director Zoya Akhtar's multi-starrer dysfunctional family drama Dil Dhadakne Do will be screened at the upcoming 16th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Malaysia on June 6.

The film, which is releasing worldwide a day ahead of its screening in the South-East Asian country, has an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma and Shefali Shah.

Dil Dhadakne Do will be screened at IIFA Awards one day after theatrical release

Dil Dhadakne Do poster. Image from Facebook

"I am in Bollywood from last 38 years and there are very few films where everything goes right. And I am very lucky that in my upcoming film 'Dil Dhadakne Do' I got the opportunity to work with a wonderful producer, director, technician and background stars.

"Together we have created a gem and it will make us proud to be an Indian when it will have its screening. It will be the first screening of the film as we are not having any screening in Mumbai," Anil, a friend of IIFA, told reporters here.

"Dil Dhadakne Do" is co-produced by Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film will be showcased in the IIFA Weekend section of the three-day extravaganza, starting from June 5.

Anil, 58, who has been a part of the award ceremony right from its inception in 2000, said he is excited about the event.

"I have been a part of it from last 15 years. Attending the event is like meeting my brother, sister, wife or daughter. Malaysia is a wonderful country," said the Ram Lakhan star. IIFA is returning to Malaysia again after its stint in 2002.

The Bollywood stars, who are expected to attend the festival are Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandes, Priyanka among others. Jacqueline, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lisa Hayden will also take the IIFA Rocks stage for some incredible performances.

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