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Mira Nair's Roman premiere

Mira Nair's The Namesake is based on Jhumpa Lahiri's prize-winning book and stars Tabu and Irrfan Khan.

india Updated: Aug 26, 2006 21:35 IST

Indian director Mira Nair is getting set to give some of the world’s most famous movie makers a run for their money when she showcases her newest work at the first ever Rome Film Festival being held this year.

Nair’s film The Namesake is the third major production in the premiere of the film festival that takes place from 13-21 October this year, reports the BBC.

Starring Kal Penn, Irfan Khan and Tabu, the movie is based on Pulitzer prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s book by the same name.

The film describes the difficulties faced by an Indian family when they move from Calcutta to New York.

Other works being showcased at the festival will be Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman’s movie The Fur, and Italian star Monica Bellucci’s N: Napoleon and Me.

First Published: Aug 27, 2006 21:30 IST