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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Articles abount KANK at TIFF

The Mumbai Effect

Admirers lined up outside Roy Thomson Hall for hours and almost toppled steel barriers jostling for a glimpse of Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as director Karan Johar, as they strolled the red carpet earlier this week. Their film, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (Never Say Goodbye), which had the biggest box-office opening in Bollywood history — was also the first such movie to have a gala screening at TIFF. more

Toronto Talkies: A taste of India
By Indira Kannan

"It's such an important part of world popular cinema, we felt we should have it. And we have a big audience here in Toronto that's already familiar with this cinema, which we wanted to bring into the mainstream of the festival. We were able to have a gala presentation with over two thousand screaming fans with Shah Rukh Khan and Mr Amitabh Bachchan in attendance. That's exactly the kind of event we want at the festival,” said Bailey. more

1 comment:

  1. Sim,

    Sounds like a major event in progress, hope you aren't one of the people crashing into the steel barriers!