x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Kaif and Khan expected at Abu Dhabi premiere

Marina Mall to host first showing of new Bollywood film.

Stars such as Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar and the film director Ali Abbas Zafar are all expected to attend the event.
Stars such as Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar and the film director Ali Abbas Zafar are all expected to attend the event.

ABU DHABI // The capital will get a taste of Bollywood glamour in September when Marina Mall hosts the world premiere of Imran Khan's latest film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

The red carpet event, on September 7, will be held at the mall's Vox Cinemas.

Stars such as Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ali Zafar and the film director Ali Abbas Zafar are all expected to attend, according to the Bollywood film channel Zee Aflam, which is partnering the event.

The musical romantic comedy is set in the middle-class communities of northern India where Kush Agnihotri (played by Khan) falls in love with his brother's fiancée.

Tamer Al Sherbini, the head of marketing at Zee Aflam, said the event would highlight Bollywood's "amazing fan-following among Arabs".

The event follows other high profile Bollywood premieres in the UAE, including Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster My Name is Khan at Emirates Palace last year during the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Mohit Suri's Crook: It's Good to be Bad at the Grand Cineplex in Dubai last October.

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