Christopher Nolan to Be Honored By Cultural Festival in India

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The director's 'Interstellar' will be released in the country Nov. 7

Christopher Nolan will be honored in December by the big annual cultural festival organized by the students of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

The announcement was made via a post on the Facebook page of IIT's Mood Indigo event, which is billed as one of Asia's largest cultural festivals. While an initial Facebook post claimed Nolan will be a speaker at the fest, a rep for Nolan says the director is unaware of the event and has no plans to attend.

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Organizers apologized for the confusion in a Facebook post Friday.

"We sincerely apologise for all the confusion surrounding our tribute to Mr. Nolan" the post read. "Mood Indigo's tweet and Facebook post (27th October) of announcing Mr. Nolan's presence at the MI 2014 was incorrect. We regret the announcement and the consequent social media outbreak."

The 44th edition of the festival will run Dec. 26-29. Last year's lineup of the literary section included Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan.

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Nolan has visited India before, to shoot some scenes in Rajasthan for The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Bros. India releases the filmmaker's latest movie, Interstellar, in India on Nov. 7.

Oct. 27, 3:55 p.m. An earlier version of this story stated that Nolan would speak at the event. Updated to reflect the denial from his rep. 

Oct 29, 1:30 a.m. Updated with latest statement from event organizers.

Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. Updated with apology from organizers. 

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