The 12th Marrakech International Film Festival (November 30 to December 8) which is paying a special tribute to Bollywood to celebrate the Indian cinema completing 100 years is set to witness a strong Bollywood presence.
Apart from the several star-studded screenings lined up, including one to pay a special tribute to the late filmmaker Yash Chopra, the Bollywood contingent led by Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured at a special ceremony on December 1.
A source reveals that post this ceremony, the Prince of Morocco Moulay Rachid, will host a special royal dinner in honour of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan Hrithik and Susanne Roshan, Karan Johar, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Tabu, Arjun and Mehr Rampal, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol as well as newbies Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan at his palace.
“The Prince has met SRK earlier too and was keen to host him and Gauri again. He was keen on meeting Hrithik as well. The Prince has sent out invitations already,” says an insider.
Last year, SRK was treated like a state guest when he visited Morocco to accept the tribute being paid to him at the film festival, and reportedly he was the first Bollywood star to receive the honour. King Khan was a royal guest of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid and was said to be thrilled with his visit there.