Blue Orchid Hotels London Indian Film Festival returns from 23 June to 3 July, across London, bringing you the best new Indian and South Asian independent cinema, with a range of UK premieres and special guests. For the latest information check out the website www.londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk
To look like a film star is one thing, to be a lookalike of one is quite another.
The latter comes with a stamp of ‘urf’ or ‘also known as’ for life. Lookalikes are as much a part of Indian popular cinema as the mega stars that front the industry, their popularity reaching such heights that they even have their own films, which are often satirical revisions of beloved classics.
Focusing on lives of Kishore Bhanushali, Firoz Khan and Prashant Walde, lookalikes of superstars Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, Urf unravels a unique world where one’s own identity is consumed by fame, while also bringing a fascinating perspective on stardom and cinema.
After the screening we'll be joined by director Geetika Narang Abbasi for a Q&A.