Vishal Bhardwaj named best director at Cairo festival

Dec 5, 2006 IANS

Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has been named the best director at the 30th Cairo Film Festival for "Omkara".

The film, based on Shakespeare's "Othello", won critical acclaim at the fest, sources close to the director told IANS here Tuesday.

Bhardwaj, meanwhile, was in Marrakech showing "Omkara" at a film fest there.

"Omkara", his second Shakespearean adoption after "Maqbool" that is based on "Macbeth", is to be screened at six more international festivals.

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