Anil Kapoor heads to Toronto film festival


By Hindustan Times

Post Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and its haul at the Academy Awards, Anil Kapoor has become a known face in the west. The actor, owing to his global image, has now been invited for a special segment, In Conversation, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). A source close to the actor reveals, “Being invited for this event, which is hosted by Noah Cowan of TIFF Bell Lightbox, is a huge honour for Anil. It’s reserved only for people with a considerable body of work behind them, and those who have global recognition. Anil is well known and that’s one reason why he has been invited. He’s thrilled.”

At the event, which will be a 60-minute chat with the actor, his films will be discussed at length. The source says, “In India, Anil has won a lot of accolades. And in a short period of time, he has done quite a bit in Hollywood too. So, at TIFF, they will show clips of his career highlights. They will discuss his upcoming projects and finally, there will be a 20-minute interactive session with the audience.”

However, to attend this event, which takes place on January 21, Anil will have to take time out of his current Race 2 promotions (the movie releases on January 25). The source says, “He will be rushing there just for this and will be back in time for the film’s release.”

When contacted, Anil, who is currently in Dubai, confirms the news saying, “Yes, I have been invited by TIFF and will be attending the event.”