Preity attending Dubai Film Festival

Bollywood rendezvous at DIFF


DIFF will prove to be a meeting place for Indian directors and actors.

Leading the fray is acclaimed Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who will be giving us a sneak preview into his next project Dilli 6. Mehra brings with him a star-studded entourage comprising

Bollywood newly-crowned comedy king Abhishek Bachchan and rising star Sonam Kapoor. They are poised to play the lead roles in Mehra’s third directorial venture.

The festival also marks the arrival of Priety Zinta, the lead actress of Deepa Mehta’s critically-acclaimed film Heaven On Earth (HOE).

Zinta, who is also the Honourary Chair of amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS (the foundation for AIDS research), is currently riding high after winning the Best Actress award a the recent Chicago Film Festival for her role as a battered Punjabi housewife in HOE.

continue reading for more info about HOE screenings and tickets

Heaven On Earth
It’s not often that we see the bubbly Bollywood actress Preity Zinta in grim roles. Known for her glamorous roles in movies such as Kal Ho Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Zinta is believed to have swept the floor with her compelling performance as a gullible Indian girl trapped in an abusive arranged marriage in HOE.

The movie garners a must-watch tag for another reason. The Toronto-based director Deepa Mehta rarely goes wrong with her provocative movies.

December 13, Mall Of The Emirates, 9pm
December 16; Mall Of The Emirates, 3.30pm


Tickets for all the DIFF screenings and events went on sale online at on Monday and hard copy tickets will be available from Thursday at Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Festival City cinemas, as well as at the Madinat Box Office.



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