News|October 12, 2010 7:41 am

`Ishqiya’ Set to Screened at Cairo Film Festival

Though Vishal’s Ishqiya has not done well on the box-office but critically acclaimed movie, Ishqiya has been selected to be screened at the 34th Cairo International Film Festival to be held on Nov 30-Dec 9, 2010.

The dark drama, co-produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and Shemaroo Entertainment, features Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in key roles. Announcing this news, Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment, said,

“We are getting an overwhelming response from people worldwide. The film has already participated in around five international film festivals and is appreciated by all,” Hiren Gada, director, Shemaroo Entertainment.”

Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Ishqiya is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. The film received a warm response in India, and is now also reaching out to international audiences.

“Ishqiya”, debut directed by Abhishek Chaubey, has earlier been showcased at various film festivals, including the Munich Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival as well as the Indian Film Festival of London.