13th Tashkent International Film Festival which is being held under the aegis of the President of Uzbekistan from 28th September to 3rd October 2021 will have star studded participation from India. Multiple stars from the Hindi Film Industry have confirmed their participation. The participation of Indian movies and stars has been felicitated by India’s ace fashion designer and Cultural & Tourism Ambassador for Uzbekistan in India, Ritu Beri.
The theme of the festival is “For Peace, Enlightenment and Progress”. This edition of the festival will see participation from 15 countries which include countries like Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Israel, India, Italy, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan.
The participating countries will be on stage for the glamorous opening ceremony and country will present its culture and cinematography. “Days of Indian cinema” will be from 26-29th September.
Multiple Hollywood Film Stars Steven Sigal, Timur Bikmambetov, Rob Minkoff, Gerard Depardie and others. From India Bollywood stars like Gulshan Grover, Richa Chadha, Boman Irani, Dino Moreau, Aditi Rao Hydari, Huma Qureshi and others. Further there shall be performance by Celebrity singer Jasbir Jassi, on 29th September at Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace. Besides, the festival will have music, national dances and songs from other participating countries.
According to Ritu Beri, “This festival gives a unique opportunity for the Indian film industry to leave its mark on an international platform. This is an endeavour to deepen the historic connections between India and Uzbekistan and take the close cultural similarities of architecture, dance, music, art, trade and cinema to new heights”. There will be a screening of several Indian films which include films like Mumbai Saga directed by Sanjay Gupta and Ludo by Anurag Basu at the Film festival.