Shah Rukh Khan invited to be the chief guest of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2019!
This year for the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Shah Rukh Khan has been invited to be the chief guest. The superstar will be attending the festival on August 8, 2019.
Every year, one of the leading film celebrities head to Australia to attend the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne held during the month of August. During their visit, the celebrities hoist the Indian National Flag in the presence of many Indians and other dignitaries as a part of the festival. From the past few years, we have seen celebrities namely Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji being a part of IFFM much to the excitement of their fans in Australia.
This year, the chief guest of the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is none other than Shah Rukh Khan! Yes, the superstar has been invited to the festival and he will be attending it between August 8, 2019, to August 17, 2019. Sharing his excitement, SRK stated, "I'm honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to open their festival as their chief guest. The industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervour, which is what the festival embodies."
He added, "I'm particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for Chak De! India in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema."
Meanwhile, on the work front, SRK was last seen in Aanand L Rai's Zero which released in December 2018.