Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan Set to Unveil the First Look of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan
Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan Set to Unveil the First Look of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan

Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan Set to Unveil the First Look of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan


Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan Set to Unveil the First Look of 'Ae Watan Mere Watan

The glitz and glamour of the Indian film industry are converging in Goa for the 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), a spectacle anticipated by cinema aficionados. Scheduled from November 20 to November 28, this grand event will witness the presence of Bollywood's brightest stars and talents, along with those from various regional film industries, showcasing their cinematic masterpieces and engaging with an eager audience.

A major highlight of the festival is the unveiling of the first look of Karan Johar's much-anticipated film, Ae Watan Mere Watan, featuring Sara Ali Khan as the valiant freedom fighter Usha Mehta. The film narrates the true story of Usha Mehta, the courageous woman who pioneered the underground radio station, Congress Radio, during the Quit India Movement in 1942. This clandestine radio station broadcasted uncensored news, motivating the masses to fight for India's independence. Directed by Kannan Iyer, the film is set for a direct release on Amazon Prime Video.

Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan are scheduled to grace the festival on November 21, where they will unveil the first look of Ae Watan Mere Watan and offer insights into the film's creation. Joining them will be other cast and crew members, engaging with both the media and the audience.

Adding to the festival's allure is the premiere of Salman Khan's much-anticipated thriller-drama, Farrey, directed by Prabhudheva. The film, featuring Salman Khan as a determined cop hunting a serial killer portrayed by Randeep Hooda, will be screened on the same day, with a worldwide release on November 24. Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, and Gautam Gulati also play pivotal roles in this gripping tale.

IFFI 2023 is set to showcase a plethora of unreleased Indian films, including Sanaa starring Radhika Madan, and Kadak Singh starring Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjana Sanghi, Rautu Ki Beli starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Gandhi Talks starring Vijay Sethupathy, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Arvind Swamy, Dil Hai Gray starring Akshay Oberoi, Vineet Kumar Singh, and Urvashi Rautela, Dhootha starring Naga Chaitanya and Parvathy Thiruvothu, and many more.

The festival will also feature masterclass sessions by eminent personalities of Indian cinema, including Sunny Deol, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji, Manoj Bajpayee, and others. These sessions promise to share valuable experiences, insights, and tips on various aspects of filmmaking and acting.

In a momentous gesture, the festival will honor Hollywood legend Michael Douglas with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award. Renowned for his outstanding contribution to world cinema, Douglas, a recipient of two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and an Emmy, has left an indelible mark with iconic roles in films like Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and many others.

With the promise of being a grand and memorable event, IFFI 2023 is set to captivate cinema enthusiasts. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to witness the best works of Indian and international cinema, interact with their favorite stars and filmmakers, and celebrate the diversity, richness, and vibrancy of Indian culture and cinema on a global stage.