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Mira Nair's 'The Queen Of Katwe' getting TIFF world premiere

Mira Nair's 'The Queen Of Katwe' getting TIFF world premiere

London, July 28 : ' Monsoon Wedding,' ' Namesake' fame director Mira Nair's latest venture 'The Queen Of Katwe' has made it to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) line-up, this year.

This movie is a long-awaited biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, the Independent reports.

Mutesi is played by ' 12 Years a Slave' Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o.

This year, TIFF will also have seven of its 19 galas, directed by female filmmakers, which has been a record in the festival.

Now Mira Nair's bags go missing on flight

Mira Nair

Mumbai - After Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan`s sarod went missing on a British Airways flight, it is now filmmaker Mira Nair`s bags that have gone untraceable in an aircraft of the same company.

The 56-year-old `Salaam Bombay` director said that her bags have been missing for the last eight days and the company is yet to respond to her complaint.

"8 days without my bags, no word from British Airways. I am a silvercard member, what do those without cards face! Time to stop flying British Airways," Nair posted on twitter.

Salman Rushdie with Mira Nair at the red carpet of 15th Annual IAAC Gala

Salman Rushdie with Mira Nair at the red carpet of 15th Annual IAAC Gala

Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie with Indian film director, actor and producer Mira Nair at the red carpet of 15th Annual IAAC Gala in New York on Nov.21, 2013. (Photo: IANS)

Mira Nair, Peter Gabriel work on Guillermo Arriaga film

Mira Nair, Peter Gabriel work on Guillermo Arriaga film

Mexico City, July 1 - Religion is the central theme of the new film by Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, in which a group of outstanding filmmakers, including Mira Nair, took part along with Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and British musician Peter Gabriel.

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Bollywood Director Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist in Mumbai, India on May 15, 2013(Photo:IANS)

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Bollywood Director Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist in Mumbai, India on May 15, 2013(Photo:IANS)

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Bollywood Director Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist in Mumbai, India on May 15, 2013(Photo:IANS)

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Bollywood Director Mira Nair poses during the premiere of English film The Reluctant Fundamentalist in Mumbai, India on May 15, 2013(Photo:IANS)

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