Anurag Thakur’s busy schedule in Cannes to fulfill PM Modi’s dream of projecting India as ‘global content hub’

India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, who is currently at the Cannes Film Festival and walked the red carpet leading the Indian delegation on the first day of the festival, has his hands full to fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dreams of the Projection to fulfill India as “Global Content Hub”. India is this year’s country of honor at Cannes and the sole theme is ‘India, the content hub of the world’.

The second day of the Cannes Film Festival will be an energetic program for Anurag Thakur. In the morning, Thakur will hold meetings with Shivani Pandya, CEO, Red Sea Film Festival, Saudi Arabia to explore opportunities for participation and exchange programs and associations.

Launched in 2019, this festival mainly focuses on new storytelling trends. This theme fits very well with India as a storytelling nation, articulated by PM Narendra Modi in his message to Cannes this year. The next scheduled meeting of the Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister is with Jerome Paillard and Guillaume Esmiol, Executive Directors of The Marche Du Film, to explore further business partnerships with India.

Thakur will next lead the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion in Cannes in the presence of several top Indian celebrities including Prasoon Joshi, Shekhar Kapur and AR Rahman, among others. The Union Minister brings PM Modi’s message to all those who would like to make films in India and connect with Indian films with the central theme of India as the content hub of the world.

On Wednesday afternoon, Thakur will also tour scenic St Tropez in southern France. St. Tropez has a strong cultural connection to India and is considered an exotic location for film shoots. Thakur, will use the opportunity to explore connections for Indian film shoots at the location and for business-to-business opportunities…

India will be the official country of honor of the Marche’ du Film, organized in parallel with the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in France. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his delight at India’s participation as the Country of Honor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

In a message, he noted that India’s participation in the momentous gathering will mark the celebration of 75 years of Indian independence, the 75th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival and 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and France. Highlighting India’s commitment to improving business operations in the film sector, PM Modi said India offers seamless opportunities for filmmakers across the world, from facilitating international film co-productions to ensuring a one-window release mechanism for filming permits across the country.

This government launched a novel initiative last year under the auspices of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to promote and recognize young creative minds and emerging talents in the country. For the first time ever, 75 creative minds representing Gen Next cinema have been selected to attend the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa. (ANI)

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