Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Barfi!’ receives standing ovation

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have been given a standing ovation following a screening of Barfi!.

India’s official Oscar selection in the foreign film category was shown at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea on Thursday (October 11).

Speaking about the event, Kapoor said: “We are thrilled by the amazing reception we have received from audiences who came from across the globe to attend the festival.

“We received a standing ovation at the end of the screening, which was both exhilarating and humbling for us. Barfi! is a very special film for all of us involved. To see 4,000 people here at this screening is truly inspiring.”

The film was screened at a sold-out show, before it goes on wider release in South Korea.

Co-star Chopra added: “I am excited to share the Barfi! experience with audiences from the world. Showcasing the film at the Busan International Film Festival was a special experience for all of us in the team.

“I am thrilled with the response received for the film and also for my performance. This was the first film festival to showcase Barfi! and I’m looking forward to many more.”