Irrfan Khan to head Abu Dhabi Film Festival Jury

Washington, Oct 21: Acclaimed Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan is set to head the jury of Abu Dhabi Film Festival, it has been revealed.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'The Lunchbox' star will be joined by Algerian novelist and academic Waciny Laredi, U.S director-producer Stephen Shainberg, Australian director Cate Shortland and Palestinian actor Ali Suliman.

Khan will be heading the narrative feature competition during the event.

The event opens on October 24, 2014 with the world premiere of Emirati film 'From A to B'.

The actor is the best known for his performance in the movies like ‘The Namesake’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Life Of Pi’.

This won’t be his first visit to the international film festival. Last year, his performance in Punjabi film ‘Qissa’ was highly appreciated. His ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ was also screened at the festival in 2010.

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