Ayushmann Khurrana will be accompanying his debut film director Shoojit Sircar for the screening of their much appreciated movie ‘Vicky Donor’ on the second day of the Indian Film Festival in Russia (IFFR), (a festival of Indian Films in Moscow to be held from 3-6 September 2015). Ayushmann is going to Moscow to support his friend and mentor director Shoojit Sircar who will be in focus at the four-day fest which will be held at Formula Kino Gorizont and Indian Cultural Centre KSRK, as he has directed three films to be screened at the festival ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Piku’, and ‘Madras Café’. Not many people know that Ayushmann had also assisted Shoojit for ‘Madras Café’.
The Indian Film Festival in Russia (IFFR), is aimed at bridging the gap between the two entertainment industries in the world – Russia and India. The festival will include top Bollywood blockbusters and celebrities from the Indian film fraternity. The choice of movies is intended to showcase the very wide range of cinema that emerges from Mumbai (Bombay), the heart of the Indian film industry.
The IFFR aims to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indian cinema and culture in the 21st century. The new generation of Indian producers and directors is now seeking to re-launch Indian cinema on Russia’s big screen. The four-day festival will not only showcase a “select number” of recently released popular Hindi movies, but will also feature live classical music and dance performances by Russian artistes and Indian Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance groups.