Priyanka Chopra has been named as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  This year TIFF  will launch a digital platform for screenings, a report by the Firstpost said. Chopra and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap are among the 50 filmmakers and actors invited to grace the 45th edition of the event. Festival goers can expect numerous talks and special events hosted on the exclusive digital platform, the organizers stated.

The festival will start on September 10 and will go on till 19 2020. Maintaining the current trend, TIFF organizers have opted for digital and socially-distanced screenings, and virtual red carpets experience – for the first time in the fest’s 44-year-old history.

Calling it “tailored to fit the moment,” Joana Vicente, executive director and co-head, TIFF, said in a statement, “We could never have anticipated the global seismic changes we would be facing in 2020. We tapped into the original spirit of the Festival from when it began in 1976 as our guiding light. The distilled edition of TIFF 2020 reflects a deep love of film, passion for our loyal audiences, commitment to the industry, and a whole lot of heart.”

What You Should Know

  • Priyanka Chopra has been invited as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.
  • The festival will be held between 10 to 19 September 2020.
  • It will be have digital screenings and virtual red carpets experience, TIFF organizers said.

Chopra will be joining Oscar winners and celebrated international names including filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuaron, Taika Waititi, Ava DuVernay, Rian Johnson, Denis Villeneuve, and actors Nicole Kidman, Nadine Labaki, Riz Ahmed, Isabelle Huppert, and Zhang Ziyi, the organisers said in a press statement.

Some of the major festival attraction in TIFF would be: Bruised, the debut film from director Halle Berry (US);  Fauna, from director Nicolas Pereda (Mexico/Canada); Spring Blossom, the debut film by director Suzanne Lindon (France); and True Mothers by director Naomi Kawase (Japan).

This year the organisers are launching a digital platform for the festival. This will enable audiences beyond Toronto to connect with the festival. In collaboration with Shift72 the platform will host digital screenings and events for the 10 days, The Hindu reported.

The life of a global leader

In the month of April, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador launched the initiative to help students adapt to virtual classrooms in Los Angeles during the lockdown phase. “Education and empowering youth is so important to me,” she said.

She also teamed up with Shah Rukh Khan for One World: Together At Home, a live virtual event, curated by Lady Gaga. Organizers Global Citizen and World Health Organisation collected funds for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting from winning Miss World, taking up unconventional roles in Bollywood to achieving a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series Quantico, Priyanka has come a long way. Chopra was highly applauded for her character,Aditi Chaudhary, in Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink last year.

Also Read: From Beauty Queen to Royalty: Why Priyanka Chopra is in a league of her own

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