It’s a moment of pride for the Hindi Film Industry as three of our most talented actors Rajkummar Rao, Ali Fazal and Sayani Gupta will have their film showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017.
National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao, whose film “Omerta” based on the real life kidnapping of the Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, said “I’m extremely happy that it’s been selected for TIFF. After Shahid, it’s my next film that’s been selected for this prestigious film festival. Omerta has a very universal connect. It talks about issues that everyone in the world can relate to, especially in the times that we are living in and I think it’s mine and Hansal Sir’s most explosive film together till date.”
Sayani Gupta, whose short film “The Hungry” featuring Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra has been selected for screening at the prestigious event has to say “I’m ecstatic that The Hungry has been selected for TIFF. It’s an absolute honour being selected for TIFF and is extremely rewarding that this is the third year that my film is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival after Margarita with a straw and Parched. So it’s a hattrick for me! Working with Bornila was like a dream. All along the shooting we(the cast and crew) felt that we were creating something special. She is so young but incredibly sorted, brilliant and completely in control of the craft. It was also a fantastic star cast including Naseer, Tisca, Neeraj Kabi, Suraj Sharma, Antonio, Arjun, Karan Pandit, Savita. But the cherry on the cake has to be working with Naseer on this film. I play his daughter in the film and he really made the coolest father there ever could be! We are all excited with the TIFF premiere and also looking forward it also cause this year its focus is women.”
Ali Fazal, whose Hollywood debut film as a male lead along with Judi Dench, titled Victoria and Abdul, has been selected for premiering at the festival, has to say “This is totally grand, TIFF is always known for its select films and that is very interesting to know that we have been selected for that and we are having our world premiere there. The film team is really amazing, with Stephen Frears I think people are always looking forward to his movies.”
Cogratulations to all of you and we wish to see your respective works soon on the screens!