Amitabh to be inaugurate festival in Egypt

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Delhi: Bollywood film icon Amitabh Bachchan will visit Egypt later this month to inaugurate the India By The Nile Festival 2015 featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and literature.

The 72-year-old will be the guest of honour at the event, where his 1977 hit Bollywood action comedy “Amar Akbar Anthony” will be screened.

“There is more travel a little later in the month, to Egypt and Cairo for the inauguration of the Annual India Day Cultural festival, ‘India by the NileÂ’ with a presence at the Opera House for a conversation, the showing of ‘Amar Akbar AnthonyÂ’ and the formal inauguration of culture at the Pyramids,” Big B posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.

The festival, which will get underway on March 30, will conclude on April 17. It aims at collaborative exchanges between India and Egyptian literary figures, performers and visual artistes, said its official website.

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