Akbar Khan celebrates International success of Taj Mahal – An Eternal love Story
Akbar Khan's Taj is back and wow! After winning accolades and critical acclaim at the Damascus Film Fest where the Director's Cut of Taj Mahal – an Eternal Love story was showcased at the opening ceremony of the 'Special Indian Night', Akbar Khan's magnum opus is all set to make waves at the IFFI – India and the Cairo International Fest this month.
"The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest wonder of the world and has become the focus of innumerable romantic stories. It has inspired kings, queens, commoners, heads of states, artists, poets, photographers; connoisseurs of beauty ever since it was build 350 years ago. It is with this inspiration that I dared to produce and direct the magnum opus on the eternal love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal," said an emotional Akbar Khan. "And am proud Taj is getting back the glory it deserved,"
The film was also recently invited by the Govt. of Abu Dhabi for a special screening at the Al-Dhafra Theatre of Authority for Culture & Heritage, besides being selected by Dubai International Film Festival committee for a world premiere on Dec 11. Earlier, The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh who saw the film with his family presented a print of this film to the former President of Pakistan Gen. Parvez Musharraff for his viewing, as a gift from India. Taj has also been adorned by two Indian National Awards for best costumes and art direction by Hon'ble President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil.
Besides Pooja Batra, Shawar Ali, Bunty Grewal, Ali, Praveen Sirohi, Yusuf Lakdawala with hosts Mariam Khan and Akbar Khan had a whale of a time.