Special screening of ‘Lion’ planned for Irrfan Khan

Jeetesh Luhar



‘Lion’ (2017), which has been winning numerous awards and recognition on a massive scale, follows the real life story of Saroo Brierly, who lost his way home in India, to be adopted by an Australian family and to then 25 years later search his way back home.

The film starring Dev Patel, has six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor in, will now be screened especially for star Irrfan Khan in Rajasthan. The movie had a special screening in Mumbai which was attended by many Bollywood celebrities and dignitaries. However, Khan missed the India special screening of the film and was highly disappointed as he was busy shooting in Rajasthan for his untitled film with Tanuja Chandra, reports Times of India.

Khan had a conversation on the phone with director Gareth Davis discussing their respective art. Khan expressed his regrets of missing the show, and how deeply he was moved with the story of ‘Lion’ and desired to see the film soon after its release. Much to his surprise, Davis instantly answered to his regret by announcing a special screening of the film only for Khan in Rajasthan where he will continue shooting for couple of weeks more.

Khan was overwhelmed with the gesture and agreed to be a part of the special screening of ‘Lion’ in Rajasthan.

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