The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 14-23) has added the international premiere of Srijit Mukherji’s Autograph.
The Bengali film will be in the festival’s Showcase section.
Autograph stars Nandana Sen, Prosenjit Chatterjeeand and Indraneil Sengupta in the story of a superstar, a young director and a theatre actress whose lives are changed when they make a film together.
Chatterjee and Mukherji will be in Abu Dhabi to present the film.
“We are delighted to welcome this brand new film to our line-up and look forward to offering the local audience an accomplished work by a talented first-time director, whose choice of cast and material is remarkable. It is gratifying to see Abu Dhabi becoming a trusted first port of call for international releases of Indian films,” said Peter Scarlet, Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
The film is a project from Shree Venkatesh Films in collaboration with producer Madhu Mantena.
In other Abu Dhabi news, the festival plans to welcome Arab stars including Yousra, Yehia el Fakharany, Qays Cheikh Najib Bassam Kousa, Lebleba, Mona Zaki, Ahmed Helmy, Ghada Adel, Younes Migri, Huda Hussain, Fathy Abdel Waha, and Yasmine al Massri among others.