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Helping kick off its 42nd edition, the stylish event at Bell Lightbox will feature Chopra in conversation with festival artistic director Cameron Bailey. She’s expected to talk about her career as a Bollywood icon, before segueing into Hollywood.
Chopra recently made her Hollywood movie debut with Baywatch, after bringing her Bollywood pics, such Mary Kom in 2014 and What’s Your Raashee? in 2009, to the Toronto festival.
Chopra joined Selma helmer Ava DuVernay and fellow actors James Franco and Ben Richardson as part of a short films jury for a TIFF competition last year.
Toronto is also honoring Chopra for her activism. When she isn’t playing Alex Parrish on ABC’s Quantico or walking award show and festival red carpets, Chopra devotes time to UNICEF as a goodwill ambassador.
Proceeds from the TIFF gala will help fund talent development programs at the Canadian festival to get more women behind and in front of the camera. The Toronto Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 7-17.
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