Kareena Kapoor Khan will inaugurate 10th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival on 22 February

FP Staff

Feb 22, 2018 12:14:02 IST

With a theme of ‘Human Rights and Social Justice’, the 10th edition of BIFF or Bengaluru International Film Festival begins on Thursday. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the event on Thursday. The festival will showcase 200 films from 50 different countries, across Bengaluru and Mysore.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan

Mumbai Mirror reports that Kareena will give the opening speech at the festival on social justice and human rights. When Kareena was invited to the International Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad in 2015, she enthralled the audience with an impromptu dance performance with the kids.

Along with Kareena and Karnataka CM, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Iranian actor Fatemeh Motamed-Arya and international producer-cinematographer Marc Baschet will be seen as chief guests at the event. The festival is being organised by the Karnataka Chalanachitra (Film) Academy for Government of Karnataka.

Mehra will be holding a seminar where he will talk about the challenges to filmmakers in present times.

Shivarajkumar, Sudeep and Darshan are expected to be present at the event as the special invitees while Suhasini Maniratnam and actor Sruthi Hariharan will coordinate the whole inauguration ceremony.  This time, an Italian comedy, Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone's It’s the Law, has been chosen as the inaugural film at the festival.

The same report states that this year, the festival will pay homages to legendary filmsmakers and cinema personalities like Parvathamma Rajkumar, RN Sudarshan, Kashinath, K Chandrashekar, Krishna Kumari and Shashi Kapoor.

Updated Date: Feb 22, 2018 12:14:02 IST