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Rajkumar Hirani to head jury at Malaysia International Film Festival


The Sanju (2018) director will lead a jury of Malaysian director Ho Yuhang, Hong Kong actress Cecilia Yip, Indonesian director Joko Anwar and South Korean cinematographer Kim Hyung-Koo at the festival in July.

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Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has been named president of the jury for the third edition of the Malaysia International Film Festival, which will be held from 14–19 July this year.

Hirani will be joined on the panel by Malaysian director Ho Yuhang, Hong Kong actress Cecilia Yip, Indonesian director Joko Anwar, and South Korean cinematographer Kim Hyung-Koo.

The Sanju (2018) director and the jury will determine the winners of the Malaysia Golden Global awards which will be handed out at the festival.

Last year, Russian film Tesnota from director Kantemir Balagov won the award for Best Film. The festival's inaugural edition was held in 2017.

Rajkumar Hirani's third film, 3 Idiots (2009), starring Aamir Khan is quite popular in Asian countries like China and Japan.