The 14th Dubai International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday and the red carpet was graced by top western, Arab and Bollywood talent. Irrfan Khan was honoured for his “incredible body of work” at this much-awaited film festival which year on year sees the who’s who of international cinema gracing the festival.

Irrfan Khan at DIFF
Irrfan Khan at DIFF

Irrfan Khan was present at the festival to accept the award and was elated to be receiving this honour alongside the likes of great actors like Patrick Stewart and Cate Blanchett. The opening ceremony of this Festival saw both Cate Blanchett and Irrfan Khan presented with honorary awards, alongside Sir Patrick Stewart and Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed.

Irrfan Khan at DIFF
Irrfan Khan at DIFF

Speaking about this Irrfan said, “I have been to several film festivals but this one was special because of Cate Blanchett, whom I’m personally a big fan of was present on the same platform. It was exciting moment for me to be recognized alongside someone as talented as Cate. I’m thankful to the festival to have honoured me”.

Irrfan Khan at DIFF
Irrfan Khan at DIFF

The festival will also host a special screening Irrfan Khan’s film “The Song of Scorpions” which has been directed by Anup Singh and stars Golshifteh Farahani and Waheeda Rahman in pivotal roles alongside Irrfan.