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Australia, New Zealand salute Rani Mukerji!

March 11, 2010 15:13 IST

"Indian Film Festival 2010" in Australia and New Zealand is holding special "Rani Mukherji Retrospective".

Calling Rani, 31, "Queen of Bollywood", it is showing her films like Bunty Aur Babli, Black, Hum Tum, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Paheli, and Saathiya.

The festival is being held at Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand, and concludes on April 15.

Bollywood productions being shown in it include 3 Idiots, Dev D, Dil Bole Hadippa, Dostana, Ghajini, Kaminey, Love Aaj Kal, Luck by Chance, New York, Paa, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and Wake Up Sid.

Its "Beyond Bollywood" category includes regional Indian films Chaturanga (Bengali), Harishchandrachi Factory (Marathi), Kanchivaram (Tamil), Mee Sreyobhilashi (Telugu), Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai (Tamil), and Shob Choritro Kalponik (Bengali).

It is also screening some documentaries, including: Antardhwani (Hindi), Ladies' Special (English), The Journalist And The Jihadi (English), The Shop That Sold Everything (Bengali), Three Of Us (silent), and Vellapokkathil (Malayalam).

Director-screenwriter-producer Yash Chopra is patron of the "Mind Blowing Films" organised festival, whose advisory board includes Ronnie Screwala (UTV), Amit Khanna (Reliance), and actress Simi Grewal.

It will also feature a short film and video competition and will announce three winners, one each from India, Australia, and New Zealand.

Image: Rani Mukerji in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.

Source: ANI