Zeenat Aman Guest of Honour at Norway film festival

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Zeenat…Son Azaan Khan’s film Bankster will be screened.

Yesteryear actress Zeenat Aman and Huma Qureshi will be attending the opening ceremony of the 14th Annual Bollywood Festival Norway next month.

Aman will be the chief Guest of Honour for this year’s festival which is held in the Scandinavian country.

She would be accompanied by her son Azaan Khan who is making his debut in Bollywood as a film director with Bankster, which will be screened at the festival on the opening day, September 9. The festival that begins on September 9 and ends on September 16 will screen 26 films, including films from India, Pakistan and Iran.

These include Dhanak, Haraamkhor, Waiting, Kabali, Aligarh and Raman Raghav.

Banned Pakistani film Maalik will have an exclusive screening and My Father’s Love Story from Iran will also be shown. British singer Tanya Wells will pay a tribute to late Pakistani Ghazal singer Mehndi Hasan, and playback singer Suresh Wadkar will perform live at the festival’s Bollywood musical concert.

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Huma Qureshi, who will be seen sharing screen space with Hugh Bonneville in Gurinder Chadha’s British-Indian historical drama Viceroy’s House earlier said that the British star is deeply interested in India and Indian politics.

“Hugh is wonderful and of course, he is very talented. At the same time, he is very intelligent. Hugh is very aware and abreast with world views, current trends… He would come across as someone who is deeply interested in India and Indian politics,” Huma said.

The 29-year-old actress also said that Bonneville — popular playing Robert Grantham in TV drama Downton Abbey– was very lovely to work with. – CINEWS

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