‘Ishqiya’ Hindi movie to be screened at Florence film fest

New Delhi, Nov 23 (Calcutta Tube) Critically-acclaimed Bollywood film ‘Ishqiya‘ will be screened at the 10th River to River – Florence Indian Film Festival to be held Dec 3-9.

The dark drama, co-produced by Vishal Bharadwaj and Shemaroo Entertainment, features Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in key roles.

Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, it 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.

‘We are glad to know that our efforts are recognised worldwide. The film has travelled across the boundary of language and culture differences and has been appreciated in every festival it has participated in,’ Shemaroo Entertainment Director Hiren Gada said in a statement.

‘Ishqiya’, made by first time director Abhishek Chaubey, has been showcased at various film festivals, including the Munich Film Festival, the Melbourne Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of London, The Indie Fest and the 34th Cairo International Film Festival.

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