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IFFI 2017: Kabir Bedi to revisit Octopussy in special James Bond section

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The festival has curated section of James Bond films to be screened at the forthcoming festival, to be held from November 20-28 in Goa.

Actor Kabir Bedi and former tennis champion Vijay Amritraj, both of whom starred in Octopussy from the James Bond franchise, will attend its special screening at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

The festival has curated section of James Bond films to be screened at the forthcoming festival, to be held from November 20-28 in Goa.

The festival organizers on Tuesday, 14 November, announced that the special section will showcase nine films from the franchise.

The films include Dr. No (1962) and Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery; On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby; The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore; License to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton; Golden Eye (1995) and The World is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan; and Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig.

Festival director Sunit Tandon said: "It is a first of its kind section at any film festival in the country, perhaps worldwide. The idea behind this was to be able to celebrate this highly popular franchise, tracing it through the years. Films featuring all the actors who have played this iconic character have been showcased in this section. We are thankful to the producers and studios behind the franchise to help us make this possible and present this package as a whole."

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