Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan will preside over the Narrative Feature Competition Jury at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF).
The actor, known for his performance in movies like The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire and Life Of Pi, will lead a jury comprising Algerian novelist and academic Waciny Laredj, English writer-director Steven Shainberg, Australian film director Cate Shortland and Palestinian actor Ali Suliman, it was announced on ADFF's official website Monday.
This year, the ADFF will be held from October 23 to November 1.
This won't be Irrfan's first visit to the gala. Last year, his performance in Anup Singh's Punjabi film Qissa was highly appreciated. His Paan Singh Tomar was also screened at the fest in 2010.
As many as 197 films from 61 countries will be screened at ADFF this year.