Friday, December 9, 2011

The stars arrive to meet their audience at the Madinat Arena
 Photograph by Zainab Akbarali

Bollywood icons, Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidwani created quite a buzz within the audience before their arrival on 8th December 2011. These stars made their presence felt on the second day of Dubai International Film Festival 2011 to promote their latest action flick Don 2.

In conversation with CNBC TV18 journalist Anuradha SenGupta, the stars spoke about their upcoming movie. 

Discussing his latest directorial venture, actor-director Farhan Akhtar said, “With this movie I have an advantage of characters which everyone is already familiar with…Don 2 is a movie effectively, dramatically done”.

The 3D premiere of Don 2 official trailer was screened at DIFF and the movie was released in the Emirates. In light with the emerging trend of 3D technology in Indian cinema, Shahrukh Khan said, “I find 3D very immersive and interesting and I think slowly 3D will be a norm and not an exception for a guaranteed experience,”

“I think Dubai, India or Asia in itself has a very ready and accepting audience” said Bollywood's King Khan. 

Actress, Priyanka Chopra also added that the cinema is slowly yet steadily changing.

Priyanka Chopra answering Manipal Dubai media student, Eleanor Almeida's question
about what advice she would give to aspiring media students.
Photograph by Zainab Akbarali. Click here for more.

Manipal media crew asked the cast, what advice would they like to give the students out there who are building their career in the media?

To which Farhan Akhtar said, “There is nothing a boy can do which a girl can’t! So get out there live your dreams, know yourself and have a little flexibility towards life”.

Priyanka Chopra  said, “Be practical. There will be numerous situations in life where you will have to be practical and move on in life”.

In conversation with actors Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma.
Photograph by Nazia Fatma. Click here for more photographs

The second day of DIFF also saw stars like Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma walk on the red carpet for their movie premiere Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl.

Coming up is an riveting interview with the actors, Ranveer and Anushka with Manipal Dubai TV and Blog team. Do watch this space and subscribe to our channels.

By Nazia Fatma