Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor is looking forward to meet the team behind filmmaker Shekhar Kapur's "Mr. India" at the Movie Mela in this year's Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which will kick off later this month.
The fest in association with Star India introduces the Movie Mela- a one-day celebration of cinema. It's a platform for movie fans to connect with the films, actors and filmmakers they love.
This year, Anil and his former co-star Sridevi along with Satish Kaushik and producer Boney Kapoor will journey back in time to share their experiences from the making of the much loved 1987 cult classic "Mr. India".
"I am delighted to be a part of the Movie Mela. This unique concept of an all encompassing cinematic celebration in a typically Indian style is exciting! 'Mr. India' is definitely one of the most loved films in the country; I can't wait for our cast reunion," Anil said in a statement.
"It's also a special film because my character, Arun Verma had an instant connect with fans across the sub-continent because of his warmth and humble nature," he said.
The event will take place here on October 31 at Mehboob Studio, which will transform into a movie carnival with figurines of famous movie characters, movie merchandising and movie conversations with top of the line celebrities through the day.
In addition to the "Mr. India" panel, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will also conduct a master class talking about his cinematic journey spanning over four decades. Celebrated director Rajkumar Hirani and writer of "3 Idiots", "PK" and "Lage Raho Munna Bhai", Abhijat Joshi will talk about creating blockbusters and creative collaborations.
This year, the festival received an unprecedented 248 feature film submissions in 29 languages, including Pashto and Jaunsari. The selection of Indian films includes 14 world and 17 India premieres.