After being applauded at various international film festivals, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Hamlet’, will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF).
The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival.
The Shahid Kapoor-Tabu starrer movie will be screened in the festival, starting from March 19, alongside Ketan Mehta’s ‘Rang Rasiya’, disability drama ‘Margarita With A Straw’, Pakistani film ‘Zinda Bhaag’ and Nisha Pahuja’s ‘The World Before Her’ among others.
The 10-day festival will pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna and conduct a choreography master class from Farah Khan. LAFF will come to an end with ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’, a historical-drama film set amidst the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.
Shahid Kapoor has already been honoured with many awards back in India for his performance in Haider and the film is one of the best performances of his career.