61 Bollywood celebs to attend Speilberg's masterclass

Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, who is in India to celebrate the success of his Oscar-winning film "Lincoln", will Tuesday interact with as many as 61 personalities from Indian cinema and share tips on filmmaking.

The 66-year-old arrived here Monday morning with his wife. They are staying at Taj Mahal Hotel, Coloba, reads a statement.

"Lincoln", a movie that has been co-produced by Spielberg's DreamWorks along with Indian business man Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment and DreamWorks, is a biopic on president Abraham Lincoln's struggles during the Civil War and in securing approval for the 13th Amendment which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude.

"It can be called masterclass session wherein Spielberg will be imparting knowledge to Indian directors and would be learning from them as well. The list includes the biggest names like Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Abhishek Kapoor, Habib Faisal, Ram Gopal Varma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan," said a source.

It has been reported that Anil Ambani and his wife Tina are Spielberg's official hosts during his stay here.

A special party is being organised in the director's honour Tuesday and Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan, Karan Johar, and Amitabh Bachchan, among others, will attend it.

The celebrities to be present at the masterclass are:

1. Abhay Chopra

2. Abhishek Kapoor

3. Anurag Kashyap

4. AR Murgadoss

5. Ashutosh Gowarikar

6. Ayaan Mukherjee

7. R.Balki

8. Bejoy Nambiar

9. David Dhawan

10. Farah Khan

11. Gauri Shinde

12. Habib Faisal

13. Homi Adajania

14. Indra Kumar

15. Javed Akhtar

16. Kabir Khan

17. Kapil Chopra

18. Karan Bhutani

19. Karan Johar

20. Karan Shah

21. Kiran Rao

22. Kunal Deshmukh

23. Kunal Kohli

24. Madhur Bhandarkar

25. Mahesh Bhatt

26. Milan Luthria

27. Nagesh Kukunoor

28. Nishikant Kamath

29. Onir

30. Priyadarshan

31. Prabhudheva

32. Prasoon Joshi

33. Rahul Bhatt

34. Rajkumar Gupta

35. Rajshree Ohja

36. Rajkumar Hirani

37. Rakesh Roshan

38. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

39. Ramesh Sippy

40. Ram Gopal Varma

41. Reema Kagti

42. Renzil D'Silva

43. Rohan Sippy

44. Rohit Dhawan

45. Rohit Shetty

46. Sajid Khan

47. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

48. Shimit Amin

49. Shoojit Sircar

50. Shyam Benegal

51. Sriram Raghavan

52. Subhash Ghai

53. Sudhir Mishra

54. Sujoy Ghosh

55. Tigmanshu Dhulia

56. Vikas Bahl

57. Vikram Bhatt

58. Zoya Akhtar

59. Vikramaditya Motwane

60. Vipul Shah

61. Vishal Bhardwaj

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