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TIFF unveils 'Manmarziyaan' amid customary fan frenzy

Press Trust of India  |  Toronto 

Fans of filled the cavernous Hall in downtown to the rafters on Tuesday night for the Gala world premiere of Kashyap's "Manmarziyaan".

It was, as always is the case when a star-driven vehicle from the movie industry is unveiled in North America's leading festival, a celebratory occasion.

The film's director, a International Festival (TIFF) regular, and his three leading actors Abhishek Bachchan, and flew into the city after hectic rounds of promotions back in for the all-set-for-release romance.

TIFF artistic Cameron Bailey, introducing "Manmarziyaan" to its first audience, described Kashyap as "a pure cinephile". He said: "I just met him backstage. After a big hug, he asked me what films he should watch in the festival. has a voracious appetite for films... We love the fact that he loves films as much as we do."

"He has made a pure, joyful masala movie," Bailey said, adding that he personally loves such films.

He also announced that "Manmarziyaan", titled "Husband Material" in English, will open in TIFF Bell Lightbox, the festival's headquarters and principal venue, on September 21, a week after its release.

Kashyap said: "This is actually the first time that I've made a love story... I am grateful to for letting me do the exactly the way I wanted it."

He added: "It is always great to come to TIFF. If you love cinema, this is a great place to catch films."

Referring to Abhishek Bachchan's return to the big screen after a two-year hiatus, the said: "I consider myself lucky that he chose to come back with this film."

"The last time I was in TIFF," Bachchan joked, "I proposed to my wife (Bachchcan). She has warned me not to do any such thing this time.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 17:20 IST