Latest buzz in B-town is that Mr.Perfectionist Aamir Khan will be joining the jury for the 61st berlin film festival.After showing his exceptional directing skills and magical acting skills in bollywood movies the actor/director/producer will now be seen delivering some perfect judgements.Aamir will be among the seven member board of judges which will be headed by Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini.The actor who is busy gathering praise for his latest project "Dhobi Ghat",is going to choose the winners who will be honored with the important Golden and Silver Bear awards at the festival.
Apart from Aamir,the other judges for the festival include Australian film producer Jan chapman,German actress Nina hoss,Canadian film-maker Guy maddin,British costume designer Sandy powell and Iranian director Jafar panahi.
Jafar Panahi will not attend
The Iranian director Jafar Panahi was detained in jail for six years and was banned from making films for about 20 years will not be taking part in the event and his place will be left vacant.There has been a worldwide protest against this judgement that violates the right to freedom of opinion.The organizers of the festival are showing their support for Mr.Jafar and his struggle for freedom by keeping his place vacant in the jury.
The festival will be charecterizing total of 22 films out of which 16 films will be in the final run for the awards.
The film festival is to be held Feb 10-20, 2011.