Published On: Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

‘Befikre’ to premiere at Dubai film fest

Aditya Chopra’s directorial “Befikre” will have its world premiere at the 13th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) next month.

The Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor starrer romantic comedy, will premiere here on December 8.

Shot widely in Paris, “Befikre” is a progressive, fresh interpretation of love as viewed in the 21st century.

“The world premiere of the eagerly anticipated ‘Befikre’ from Yash Raj Films and directed by the incredibly talented Aditya Chopra following a hiatus of seven years is a major scoop for DIFF,” Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF chairman, said in a statement.

“This refreshing new film will appeal not just to the expatriate community but also to Arabs who have a strong affinity for Bollywood films,” Juma added.

“Befikre” is a free-spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam (Ranveer) and Shyra (Vaani), who find love in an impulsive, engaging series of experiences.

Nelson D’souza, Yash Raj Films, Head of Operations – MENA said: “Yash Raj Films and DIFF have a long history and we’re privileged and honoured to have been a part of this remarkable journey with DIFF from the beginning. We’re delighted that the Festival has selected ‘Befikre’ as it is a film very close to our hearts.”

Past editions of DIFF have screened Yash Raj Films’s productions like “Kabul Express”, “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year” and “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl”.

The festival will be held from December 7-14.