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Honour for Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

india Updated: Nov 12, 2009 14:25 IST

Anil Kapoor and Irrfan KhanBollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan will be honoured at the ongoing 33rd Cairo International Film Festival 2009.

The duo will be honoured along with model-turned-actor Arfie Lamba, among the stars of the multiple Oscar-award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire at the fest that commenced on Tuesday, according to the official website of the film festival.

With India being the special guest of honour at the gala, around 25 Indian movies will be screened during the festival that opened with Yash Raj Films' New York.

The film, which was screened on Tuesday, is also competing in the 'In Competition' section of the festival that closes on November 20.

Directed by Kabir Khan, the film stars John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead apart from Irrfan Khan in an important role.

Recently screened at the Pusan International Film Festival, New York released in over 900 screens worldwide on June 26. It is a contemporary story of three young friends whose lives are turned upside down by post-9/11 prejudices.

The jury of the fest is being headed by Malayalam filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Victor Okhai and Nour El Sherif.

Also attending the festival will be Hollywood stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Lucy Liu and Tom Berenger.