Superstar Aamir Khan is following Amitabh Bachchans foootsteps and attending the Chennai International Film Festival at his own expense. Lastyear Big B too had done the same. The eight-day festival is being organised by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with the government of Tamil Nadu.
According to sources, actress Suhasini Mani Ratnam said, “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. 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.”
Malayalam actor Mohanlal will attend the closing ceremony of the fest which has a the live performance of southern composer Anirudh Ravichander, who will be given a special award constituted in the name of Big B called Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award.