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Art Alert: Indian cultural centre in Cairo to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan's birthday

The event will mark the Indian megastar's 73rd birthday

Ahram Online , Monday 12 Oct 2015
Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan at the Cairo Opera House in March 2015 (Photo: Ati Metwaly)
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On Thursday 15 October Amitabh Bachchan's Cairo-based fans will celebrate his birthday at an event in Zamalek. 

"Every time I come here I’m greeted very warmly," India's megastar said on his last visit to Cairo in March 2015. Bachchan was invited as part of the third edition of the India by the Nile Festival.

The undeniable megastar of India's film industry, whose name is well-known among international audiences, has a large fan base in Egypt. His birthday is 11 October.

Catering to that enthusiasm, the Egyptian-Indian Friendship Association (EIFA) in collaboration with the Maulana Azad Centre of Indian Culture will celebrate Bachchan's birthday at an event on Thursday 15 October.

Nadia Jardini, vice-president of the EIFA, will launch the event and talk about the life and achievements of Bachchan. Critic and writer Magda Kheir Allah will also speak about the Indian star and his recent visit to Egypt.

A screening of a film showing excerpts from a number of his movies will follow.

Programme:
Thursday 15 October, 6pm
Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 3 Abu El-Feda Street, 2nd Floor, Zamalek

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