Actor Abhishek Bachchan will be seen in an exciting role in R. Balki`s film `Ghoomer`. The movie, which also stars Sayami Kher, Shabana Azmi, and Angad Bedi, is all set to premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2023 (IFFM).
`Ghoomer` will be screened on August 12 at Hoyts, Docklands. On Wednesday, Abhishek took to Instagram and shared a poster that was originally uploaded on the Instagram page of IFFM. The poster shows Abhishek giving an intense look while standing next to his co-star Sayami.
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`Ghoomer` portrays the inspiring tale of a paraplegic sportsperson, played by Saiyami, who excels as a cricketer under the guidance of her coach, played by Abhishek.
Excited about the film`s premiere at IFFM, Abhishek and Balki in a join statement said, “It`s indeed an honour and pleasure for us that `Ghoomer` will be the opening film at the IFFM. Ghoomer` is a story of turning adversity into advantage. A story of innovation when faced with extermination. It is a tribute to the sport and the reservoir of human resilience. It`s only fitting for a film that believes that `Sport makes life worth living` to be launched in the sport capital of the world, Australia, the land of the MCG. Welcome to the first preview of `Ghoomer`.”
Saiyami added, “I am thrilled and extremely honoured that `Ghoomer` will be the opening film at IFFM. This is a film very very close to my heart. Playing a sport on screen was always my dream, I have been manifesting it since I started acting. I`m so glad it`s finally come true. For me this film is much beyond the sport. It`s a story of triumph in extreme adversity. It has been the most physically and emotionally demanding film I have done. Feels extra special that people will be watching this film at IFFM for the first time. Couldn`t have asked for anything better coming to the land of the great Shane Warne to showcase our film.”
The 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will take place from August 11 to August 20.