Vishwaroopam director and Chachi 420 star Kamal Haasan who led the Indian delegation at the ongoing Cannes film festival, in a statement said that the country’s pavilion provided a platform for Indian filmmakers to connect with “right” people.
“It is important that the filmmakers of today find the right people to connect with. It is a great initiative on part of the Ministry of I&B and FICCI to develop the programme of the India Pavilion in such a way that many important international names in the film business have been coming to the pavilion, providing Indian filmmakers and delegates at Cannes the rare opportunity to interact with them,” Haasan said.He said the international community too will benefit from the knowledge about the Indian film sector that was at their disposal through interactive panel discussions, one-on-one meetings, and from the India Film Guide.
“As an Indian filmmaker, I am proud to have been part of this wonderful endeavour by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in making the India Pavilion at Cannes a hub of networking, business and informative interactions to promote partnerships between the Indian film fraternity and the global one,” the 59-year-old Haasan added.
The India Pavilion was inaugurated on May 15 by Indian Ambassador to France Arun K Singh.