Bhandarkar's 'Fashion' first Hindi film at MIFF

MUMBAI: Madhur Bhandarkar has added one more feather to his cap as his film Fashion became the first ever Bollywood film to be showcased at Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF).

The festival, conducted to promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding among nations and to develop further co-operation among filmmakers of the world, was being held in Moscow in the period of 19 to 28 June.

The MIFF, recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), is in its 31st year and is held under support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Bhandarkar‘s Fashion was, in fact, chosen to inaugurate the Indian section of the festival yet proving him to be India‘s most applauded and outstanding filmmaker.

On 20 June, Fashion was screened at the October Multiplex, Moscow and received a standing ovation from the Russian audience which was followed the next day by the lunch hosted by the Indian Ambassador to Russia Prabhat Prakash Shukla in Moscow, which was also attended by the veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal.

Madhur Bhandarkar was also present at the Gala-Opening of the Festival de Festivals held in St.Petersburg where again his film was screened on 26 June.

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