Italian actress Monica Bellucci to visit India for MAMI Fest

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 15 Sep 2017 4:10 AM GMT

Italian actress Monica Bellucci to visit India for MAMI Fest
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Mumbai: Italian actress Monica Bellucci is all set to visit the country for the first time to be the part of the 'Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star' which will held in October.

The actress said that she is very excited to visit India for the first time.

Known for movies like The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Passion of the Christ and for being the oldest Bond girl at 50 in Spectre, Bellucci will also be honoured with a special award at the gala.

"I am very touched and honoured to receive an award by the Mumbai Film Festival as well as presenting some of my films there. It is very exciting to come to India for the first time," Bellucci said in a statement.

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She also thanked the organisers for extending the invitation to her.

Anupama Chopra, the festival director, said, "Monica Bellucci is an incredible actor, and to my mind, the most beautiful woman in the world. I'm so thrilled that she can come and be with us at the festival."

Among Bellucci's films that will be screened are "On The Milky Way" and "Irreversible".

The 19th edition of the movie jamboree, run by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) will get underway here on October 12 and will run till October 18 across seven venues here.

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Over 220 films from 49 countries and filmed in 51 languages are part of the line-up, which will begin with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's "Mukkabaaz (The Brawler)".

Popular director John Madden, whose "Shakespeare In Love" had won an Oscar, and who helmed "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" series, widely shot in India, will serve as head of the international jury at the festival.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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