India has been named as the first ever official ‘nation of honour’ at Marche du Film, the enterprise counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival

India has been named as the first ever official ‘nation of honour’ at Marche du Film, the enterprise counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival

Dressed in conventional apparel, the 11-member Indian delegation led by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday walked the red carpet at the inaugural of Cannes Film Festival in France, the place India has been named as the ‘nation of honour’ at the Marche du Film, the enterprise counterpart of the marquee occasion.

Mame Khan, the conventional Manganiyar singer from Rajasthan, turned the first folks artiste to open the red carpet occasion for the Indian contingent at Cannes.

Donning a cream-coloured bandhgala, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Thakur, together with music maestro A R Rahman, composer Ricky Kej, lyricist and poet Prasoon Joshi, and veteran director Shekhar Kapur, walked the red carpet to attend the screening of opening movie “Coupez” (Final Cut) by French director Michel Hazanavicius.

The ten celebrities, who accompanied the minister, included famend movie makers and actors who symbolize a kaleidoscope of range from varied areas, languages, mainstream and OTT-led cinema.

Ambassadors from regional cinemas had been a part of the delegation, sending the sign to the world that India – which boasts of 25 regional movie industries – has many various flavours and kinds to supply by way of movie manufacturing.

R Madhavan, actor and producer who labored in motion pictures in six completely different languages, and south Indian stars Tamannah Bhatia and Pooja Hegde made their look as a part of the delegation.

Vani Tripathi Tikoo, actress and member of the Central Board of Film Certification , was additionally a part of the Indian delegation to the pageant, which is particular this 12 months for its celebration of Indian cinema.

India has been named as the first ever official ‘nation of honour’ at Marche du Film, the enterprise counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival.

India can be a ‘nation of honour’ at the ‘Cannes Next’, beneath which 5 new startups can be given a possibility to pitch to the audio-visual trade.

Ten professionals will take part on the Animation Day networking.

As a significant spotlight of India’s participation at this version of Cannes Film Festival, World Premiere of film “Rocketry”, produced by R Madhavan, is scheduled to be showcased at the Palais des Festivals on May 19.

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