Rajamouli to share first look of �Baahubali 2' at MAMI

The makers of ‘Baahubali 2’ have decided to unveil the first look of the film at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
Mumbai: The first look of Director S S Rajamouli's much-awaited film ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ will be shown at the upcoming Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival.

At the upcoming Jio MAMI movie mela, which is a section in the festival, two days will be dedicated to popular Indian cinema. One of the major highlights of the Movie Mela is the first look of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ which will be showcased on October 22, a press release issued here said.

The movie mela will host the cast of ‘Baahubali 2’, who will share their experiences on the making of the movie. The historical fiction directed by S. S. Rajamouli features Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah. The film is set to open in theaters on April 28.

"I am really excited to share the first look of ‘Baahubali 2’ with all the fans. Doing it at MAMI Mela is going to be a lot of fun. Especially with the entire cast on stage with me," Rajamouli said in a statement here.

Also the ‘Baahubuli’ team will launch the teaser to a virtual reality spin off film set around the world of ‘Baahubali’, and give the audience a sneak-peak into a game and comic based on the epic franchise.

The movie mela will be held on October 22 and 23, at Rangmandir, Bandra.

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival will be held from October 20 to October 27 and it will screen over 180 films from 54 countries. Source: The Asian Age
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44th annual Chaplin Award to be presented to Robert De Niro

The 73-year-old actor-producer will be honored by the Film Society at a springtime gala.
Mumbai: The Film Society of Lincoln Center has named Robert De Niro the recipient of its 44th annual Chaplin Award, which honors major industry talents. De Niro will take home the 2017 trophy for a four-decade acting career that stretches from early work including ‘Mean Streets,’ ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Godfather Part II’ to more recent projects such as 'Silver Linings Playbook', reported Variety. He is also the high-profile co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, launched in the wake of 9/11 in an effort to boost the economic prospects of lower Manhattan. The 73-year-old actor-producer will be honored by the Film
Society at a springtime gala featuring notable guests and presenters as well as movie and interview footage drawn from De Niro's career. He joins a list of previous Chaplin recipients that includes Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep, Billy Wilder and last year's honoree, Morgan Freeman. The 44th annual Chaplin Award gala is set for May 8. Prior to that, De Niro's latest project, the Broadway musical adaptation of 'A Bronx Tale,' which he co-directs, will open in December. Source: The Asian Age
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