Vishal Bhardwaj's `Ishqiya` to be screened at Cairo film fest
New Delhi: Acclaimed film `Ishqiya` has been chosen to be screened at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival to be held Nov 30-Dec 9.
The dark drama, co-produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and Shemaroo Entertainment, features Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in key roles.
Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, it is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. The film received a warm response in India, and is now also reaching out to international audiences.
`We are getting an overwhelming response from people worldwide. The film has already participated in around five international film festivals and is appreciated by all,` Hiren Gada, director, Shemaroo Entertainment, said in a press statement.
`Ishqiya`, debut directed by Abhishek Chaubey, has earlier been showcased at various film festivals, including the Munich Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival as well as the Indian Film Festival of London.