Bollywood heartthrob and the perfectionist Aamir Khan, is all set to attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) Thursday, will be bearing his own expenses for the trip to the capital of Tamil Nadu.
Aamir is following the footsteps of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had attended the event last year at his own expenses.
The eight-day festival is being organised by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with the government of Tamil Nadu.
“Aamir Khan has agreed to grace the opening ceremony of our fest (CIFF). He said he will be there with his assistants on his own and that we only had to tell him when, where and to which hotel he should come,” festival organiser, actress Suhasini Mani Ratnam, told oyr reporter.
“I have been chasing Aamir for three years and he has finally given us the time. We are also touched by his gesture not to depend on us for bringing him down. Last year, even Amitji didn’t expect our support and even donated Rs.11 lakh towards our fest,” she added.
Award winning films from international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice will be screened at CIFF this year.