Taare Zameen Par actor Darsheel Safary and the child comedian Saloni Daini are all set to host the 18th annual International Children’s Film Festival that is held in Hyderabad.
“We decided to have children as hosts for the festival to highlight that they don’t have boundaries today. If they can act in films at such a young age, they can host a festival too. These children are stars among children and, therefore, it made sense to have them host the event,” Shravan Kumar, festival director and CEO, Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI), told IANS.
Ranbir Kapoor will inaugurate the event and Salman Khan will also be present during Ranbir Kapoor’s talk.
“In the recent past, Salman and Ranbir were associated with the children’s film Chillar Party, which was a hit among younger audiences. So we decided to have these actors associated with our festival to create awareness,” Mr. Kumar added.
This year, 200 films from 48 countries will be screened at ICFF, which will be staged in Hyderabad for the ninth time.