Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Rahul Mittra, Boman Irani, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anurag Basu, Huma Qureshi, Gulshan Grover, Jaaved Jaafery, Kunal Kapoor, Jasbir Jassi and Ritu Berry, among others were honoured at the festival.
The Tashkent International Film Festival (TIFF) 'The Silk Road Pearl' recently kicked off in Uzbekistan. The 13th edition of the festival hosts over 300 actors from around 50 countries. Several Indian celebrities, such as Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Rahul Mittra, Boman Irani, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Rawail, Anurag Basu, Huma Qureshi, Gulshan Grover, Javed Jaffery, Sanjay Gupta, Neeraj Pathak, Deepak Tijori, Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Jasbir Jassi and Ritu Berry, were honoured at the festival.
Hosted by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President, Uzbekistan, the theme of this year's edition is 'peace, enlightenment and progress'. Besides India, other countries to participate in the event include Italy, Russia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Tajikistan and Turkey, among others. Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga, Anurag Basu’s Ludo and Rahul Mittra’s Torbaaz, which were shot in Kyrgyzstan, will be screened at this festival.
'The Silk Road Pearl' is an innovative platform for the exchange of experience with international colleagues that promises to be the cultural breakthrough of the year. The festival will end on 3 Oct 2021.