Special screening of 'Gandhi' at Abu Dhabi film fest

Dubai, Oct 8 (IANS) A special screening of Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning movie "Gandhi" will be held at the Middle Eastern International Film Festival (MEIFF) 2008 in Abu Dhabi Saturday.

Actor Ben Kingsley, who won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in the film, will attend the special screening at the Emirates Palace Hotel, according to a MEIFF statement.

The film has been dubbed into Arabic and will have its first local premiere at an international film festival in this region.

Apart from Kingsley's award, Attenborough's film won seven Oscars in 1983, including those for best picture and best director.

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