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Farhan Akhtar to address forum at London School of Economics

MUMBAI: The India Forum part of the students union at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will host the prestigious annual ‘LSE India Forum 2017’ (LIF) on 11 March at the world-renowned LSE in London.

The theme of this year’s LIF is: ‘India – A superpower in the making?’

The acclaimed film actor, director and producer Farhan Akhtar alongside author, journalist and film writer Naman Ramachandran have been invited by LSE to lead the Entertainment panel at their annual forum.

The actor and journalist will voice their views to the panel on the topics of ‘Bollywood and its Omnipotence’ – ‘Indian film stars going beyond the realms of Bollywood’, ‘Influence of Bollywood’s soft power on Indian viewers, and ‘Censorship and freedom of artistic expression: A balancing act’.

LIF is a leading forum in the UK involving keynote speeches and panel discussions on major economic, political and cultural issues facing contemporary India. The conference serves as a platform for students and young professionals alike to engage with some of India’s leading industrialists, politicians, economists and popular culture icons.