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Bollywood superstar Jackie Shroff celebrates Indian cinema’s 100th birthday in Bradford

4 May 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The National Media Museum and Bradford, Unesco City of Film celebrated the centenary of Indian cinema on May 3rd by welcoming Bollywood superstar Jackie Shroff.

Shroff, star of more than 150 films, marked 100 years since the first public screening of the first Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra on May 3, 1913, with a VIP visit to the city organised in association with Asian Express Newspaper.

During his visit, part of Bradford’s 100 Years of Indian Cinema celebrations, Shroff was welcomed to the National Media Museum and its exhibition Bollywood Icons: 100 Years of Indian Cinema. He was interviewed by exhibition curator Irna Qureshi before chatting to Bradford College students about filmmaking. He also visited City Hall, meeting the Lord Mayor of Bradford.

He said: “I am delighted to be visiting Bradford, the world’s first Unesco City of Film, and the National Media Museum, to join their celebrations around 100 years of Indian cinema.”

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