Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi who has garnered acclaim for movies like Children of Heaven, The Color of Paradise, Baran and his latest Muhammad: The Messenger of God, will attend a special screening of Akbar Khan's National Award winning film Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story along with Iranian, Italian and Indian dignitaries at a private theatre in Juhu, Mumbai, this week.
"India and Iran share historic relations. A cultural exchange through the medium of cinema is a great way to strengthen this bond," says director-producer-actor Akbar Khan, who has arranged an event to honour and felicitate the Iranian dignitaries.
It can be noted that on its release a few years ago, Khan's magnum opus Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story created history when it broke the 40 year old ban on Indian movies in Pakistan. Then, Akbar Khan headed a momentous delegation along with illustrious filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt to Pakistan and opened the floodgates for the Indian film industry there.
"It is a great time for India to establish relations with the world," remarks Khan, who is set to embark on two new projects soon. Titled Taxi Driver, the first is a thriller to be shot entirely in London. The second is yet another magnum opus, a historical epic on Genghis Khan; founder of the Mongol Empire, one of the largest empires in the history of the world.
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