Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor will open the 8th edition of the Jagran Film Festival here on July 1.
Beginning with New Delhi, the festival will travel to 16 other cities including Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhopal, Ranchi, Indore, Ludhiana and Dehradun before culminating in Mumbai with the award ceremony in September.
The actor will also participate in a few discussions during the course of the festival in some of the cities, read a statement from the organisers.
During the festival, which will be held at Siri Fort Auditorium here, a retrospective of Rishi Kapoor's films would be presented in all cities.
Some of the films to be featured are "Mera Naam Joker", "Bobby", "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Agneepath" and "Do Dooni Chaar".
Talking about the actor's participation in the festival, Basant Rathore, Senior Vice President, Jagran Prakashan, said: "It's a matter of great pride for us that Rishi Kapoor has consented to be part of the festival. We look forward to it".
Over 130 films from across the world will be screened during the festival.