Ali Fazal and Freida Pinto will soon fly to Down Under as they are key guests at the upcoming Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne 2018.
The actors have been making a unique space or themselves in the west and will be delivering a talk to Australian audiences on the topic of Indian actors making it big in Hollywood.
The topic of cross culture will have them expressing their views and opinions on the challenges and the need to overcome the stereotypes associated with being a non-American actor working in the West.
Freida Pinto will also be attending the Australian premiere of her film Love Sonia and Ali Fazal has been elected as a jury member for the Short Film Awards category at the festival.
Fazal shared his views on being the jury member and said, “It’s always interesting to talk to people of different countries and background. It gives you great perspective. This, in fact, is my first time to Australia and to get a chance to interact with film lovers and film students on a topic about crossing over is exciting and there’s so much to speak about. I remember during the promotions and post-release of Victoria And Abdul, when I spoke to people such varied background, everyone had such interesting ideas about cinema and it’s role. So I’m looking forward to doing this talk and discussion alongside someone talented like Freida.”
The panel discussion will also have director Tabrez Noorani, whose film Love Sonia is also the opening night film of the fest.