Bollywood star in Bradford

A Bollywood superstar is in Bradford today. Jackie Shroff is visiting the National Media Museum to mark 100 years since the first public screening of the first Indian feature film.

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Bollywood star "delighted" to be in Bradford

Bollywood superstar Jackie Shroff is visiting Bradford's Media Museum to mark 100 years since the first public screening of the first Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra.

Jackie is an award-winning actor and star of more than 150 Indian and Bollywood films, including Hero; Devdas; Ram Lakhan; Parinda; 1942: A Love Story; Gardish; Rangeela.

Hero, his own film, was released 30 years ago this year and he has received several Bollywood industry awards including a special prize for outstanding contribution to Indian cinema in 2007.

“I am delighted to be visiting Bradford, the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, and the National Media Museum, to join their celebrations around 100 years of Indian cinema.

“I know the city of Bradford has organised many events to mark this anniversary and it will be a pleasure to attend some myself, to talk about the significance of Indian cinema and see the impact it has made elsewhere in the world. _

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"I would also like to say thank you to the Asian Express newspaper for supporting my visit.”_

– Bollywood star Jackie Shroff