Priyanka Chopra And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Be Honoured At Toronto Film Festival

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| July 22 , 2017 , 21:20 IST

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will honour actress Priyanka Chopra at its annual soiree on September 6, the day before the event kicks off with its opening night film.

Helping kick off its 42nd edition, the gala at Bell Lightbox will feature Priyanka in conversation with festival artistic director Cameron Bailey. She's expected to talk about her career as a Bollywood icon before segueing into Hollywood, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) will also felicitate Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the event for her contribution to global cinema.

After numerous Bollywood hits, Priyanka Chopra recently made her Hollywood debut with American star Dwayne Johnson in the movie ‘Baywatch’.

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Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is honoured to welcome Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as our much-loved guest to IFFM this year.She's a global icon and extremely loved by the audiences in Australia..it will be a proud moment for all Indians when she becomes the first Indian woman to hoist the national flag at the pulse point of Melbourne - the Federation Square.”

Priyanka joined "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and fellow actors James Franco and Ben Richardson as part of a short films jury for a TIFF competition last year.

Toronto is also honouring Priyanka for her activism. She also devotes time to Unicef as a goodwill ambassador. Proceeds from the gala will help fund talent development programmes at the Canadian festival to get more women behind and in front of the camera.

IFFM is Australia's biggest annual celebration of Indian cinema set to set to run from September 7-17.

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