Farhan Akhtar has been invited to take a master class at a film festival in London.

 

Farhan Akhtar has been invited to take a master class at a film festival in London.

The event is a British Film Institute (BFI) special ‘in conversation’ event, with the London Indian Film Festival.  It is Europe’s biggest independent film festival.

 

The festival commences 10th July and ends on 17th July. Farhan Akhtar, who has scheduled to be shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do at that time has taken two days off from the shoot.

 

He will be flying to London on the 16th and be back on the 18th July. So he can be there for the last two days.

 

Due to Farhan Akhtar’s multi faceted personality, the subject of the conversation has not been defined. Farhan has a free hand in talking about everything from acting to direction to singing and writing.

 

Big names from the international industry have been associated with the BFI before and it is a huge honour for Farhan Akhtar to have been invited by the same committee to share his valuable knowledge and experiences on Films and Filmmaking.

 

A lot of colleges like IIM, IIT, Havard etc have been inviting him for lectures. This time around the London Indian Film Festival has been keen to have him. Farhan’s fans and popularity has grown two folds – in India and also internationally.

 

The actor has been highly appreciated for his fabulous performance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag recently and has been receiving a lot awards this award season.

 

When contacted, Farhan’s spokesperson confirmed the news.

 

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Raj kumar Hirani becomes a judge in his own office !

 

Ace director, Raj Kumar Hirani wanted his entire office team to have a kind of a break which is interesting and fun but at the same time creative and involves learning.

 

He organized for a mini event in his office where he asked everyone from the receptionist to the office boys to his accountants and the assistants to participate in individually making a short film on the topic of their choice.

 

In this way, the entire team got into researching and in the process, learning a lot.

 

The most surprising and encouraging part was that the short film made by the peon in the office was loved the most by the director.

 

Raju  Hirani gave personal feedback to each of them and was very happy to see such interesting stories come out of each of them.

 

The team couldn’t have been happier to show their work to someone to whom all the aspiring directors want feedback from.

 

When contacted, the film-maker confirms the news,saying,”I was surprised on seeing the kind of films that were made by my team. The intention was to give them all a break from their usual work and this seemed like a fun idea. I was happy to see each of them so involved and come up with fantastic products.”

 

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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