Bhai on a high

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - SHALVI MAN­GAOKAR

Nawazud­din Sid­diqui’s brother, di­rec­tor Shamas Sid­diqui (inset), has been se­lected to show­case his film, Miyan Kal Aana, at the 39th Mon­treal World Film Fes­ti­val to be held in Canada be­tween Au­gust 27 and Septem­ber 7. Nawaz, who is also the pro­ducer of the film, is happy for his brother.

“The film has been se­lected for the fes­ti­val’s Fo­cus On World Cin­ema cat­e­gory. The movie is about 18 min­utes long, and it touches upon the Halala law in Is­lam. It was also re­ceived well at this year’s Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. And now, mak­ing it to the Mon­treal World Film Fes­ti­val is also an achieve­ment for Shamas and Nawaz,” says a source close to Nawazud­din.

An ex­cited Shamas says, “It’s a big hon­our for me to take my film to one of the finest and most re­puted fes­ti­vals. It is con­sid­ered one of the top 10 film events in the world, and to have our movie screened there is a huge deal for us. I’m re­ally ex­cited. Events like these help us get the is­sues out there for the world au­di­ence.”

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