Celebrations In Cairo For Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN


A collaboration between EIFA and Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), the cultural wing of the Embassy of India in Cairo, the seminar was held following the release of 50-year-old actor’s film “Dilwale” in Egypt.
Moderated by Nadia Jardini, the head of EIFA the discussion focused on SRK’s latest movie and how it attracted audiences in the country from different background and ages.

“As a critic I follow Indian movies as well as other movies of different countries. My relation with the Indian cinema started with one of the early movies which is “Sangam.” This movie achieved great success in Egypt when it was screened,” Khirallah said. “Amitabh Bachchan’s movies also had great audiences. I remember when Bachchan came to his first visit to Egypt there were many fans went crazy for him.

Now, I can see the great popularity of the mega star Shah Rukh Khan,” he added. The critic said, Egyptian filmmakers fear that the popularity of Indian movies could affect the business of local films, and sighted it as the main reason for small representation of Indian cinema here. “‘Dilwale’ is a well made movie as it gather all the elements that can create a successful film from action to music to artistic scenes and beautiful landscapes,” she said.