Organisers of Cairo International Film Festival invited top Indian director Madhur Bhandakar to be the part of its jury for the event which stars on Tuesday. Madhur who is extremely happy said “I am delighted to be a part of the international jury for the 35th edition of Cairo International Film Festival. I love the theme that they have `positive thinking, revolution and freedom`. This is an honour, which I humbly accept,” Bhandarkar said in a statement.
The filmmaker will judge the international competition category of the film festival along with actor-producer Khaled Abol Naga (Egypt), director Babak Payami (Canada), actress Menna Chalabi (Egypt), actor Fabio Testi (Italy), actress Magdalena Boczarska (Poland), producer Malek El Akkad (US) and Richard Pena, director of New York Film Festival.
Bhandarkar is not new to international film festival. Earlier his films were part of the film festival.In 2010, the festival organised a retrospect of his films and screened “Chandni Bar”, “Page 3”, “Corporate”, “Traffic Signal” and “Fashion”.The festival will see Indian films also making their mark with movies such as ‘Agneepath’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, ‘Chitraganda’ and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’. This will be the 35th edition of the festival.