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Roman Polanski's daughter, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, quits IFFI


Morgane Polanski, daughter of director Roman Polanski and "Bend It Like Beckham", star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was due to attend the 49th IFFI for the world premiere of The Aspern Papers – the opening film of gala – gave the event a lack.

Director of the film, Julien Landais, explained their absence at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at a press conference Monday.

"Jonathan is stuck in Malibu and you know the situation in California is not good right now," Landais said, making a clear reference to the destructive fire in California that has shifted several Hollywood people and celebrities over the past few days.

Asked about the absence of "Viking" Morgane, Landais said: "He had to film a movie in London, and they apologized for not being here today."

Morgane's visit has long been anticipated, as the winds of the #MeToo movement are currently blowing in India. Her father, an Oscar-winning director known for "Macbeth" and "Chinatown," pleaded guilty to illegal sex with a minor in 1977, and more accusations against him have come out of the air lately.

The interest in the Golden Globe winner, Jonathan, was also natural because he built a fan base as Joe's football coach in 2002's "Bend It Like Beckham" Gurinder Chadha drama.

Since then he has appeared in films such as "Match Point" and "Mission: Impossible III," as well as a number of television entertainers. One of his future projects is "Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle" by Andy Serkis. He borrowed the voice of Hathi, an Indian elephant, into him.

The Aspern Papers' movie will premiere at IFFI on Tuesday.

She tells a story about obsession, lost grandness and dreams about Byronic adventures, and is based on the letters Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Mary Shelley Claire Clairmont.

Landais, present at the IFFI with actors Nicolas Hau, Barbara Meier and Lois Robbins, said she was honored to be present in India to present the film at the prestigious festival.

It's Robbins's first time in Romania, and she said she was "delighted" to be in the "beautiful country."

IFFI, festival director Chaitanya Prasad thanked the cast and crew for coming to the gala and "for giving value to the international community."

The nine-day festival will begin with a 90-minute power program that will incorporate elements and narratives of the rich and diverse caliber of Indian cinematography and industry.

A colorful opening ceremony will present the themes of history, action and romance, marked by performances by Bollywood artists.

Actor Sonu Sood will make a set of action, and Shilpa Rao will play something romantic.

The ceremony will be delighted

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