'Chak De! India' invited to Tokyo film festivalOct 11, 2008 IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) After receiving a spate of awards, critical acclaim and popularity at home, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Chak De! India" has now been invited to the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
"We are truly honoured. It is a wonderful pat on the back for everyone associated with this film," said Shimit Amin, the director of Yash Raj Films' production, who will travel to Tokyo for the screening.
"Chak De! India", about a coach inspiring the Indian women's hockey team to victory, will be showcased in the Winds of Asia-Middle East section.
This section at the annual fest features some of the outstanding films from East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.
This year, 790 films from 72 countries will be featured in the competitive section at TIFF, to be held Oct 18-26.
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