‘Ishqiya’ to be screened at Cairo film festBy IANS
Friday, October 8, 2010
NEW DELHI - Acclaimed film “Ishqiya” has been chosen to be screened at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival to be held Nov 30-Dec 9.
The dark drama, co-produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and Shemaroo Entertainment, features Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in key roles.
Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, it is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. The film received a warm response in India, and is now also reaching out to international audiences.
“We are getting an overwhelming response from people worldwide. The film has already participated in around five international film festivals and is appreciated by all,” Hiren Gada, director, Shemaroo Entertainment, said in a press statement.
“Ishqiya”, debut directed by Abhishek Chaubey, has earlier been showcased at various film festivals, including the Munich Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival as well as the Indian Film Festival of London.