PM Narendra Modi wishes India success ahead of Cannes 2022
India is the official Country of Honour at the upcoming Marche’ Du Film, organised alongside the Cannes Film Festival, in France. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wrote a note where he wished India success at the festival. PM Modi noted the coincidence of 75 years of India’s Independence and the Cannes Film Festival, and also mentioned the diplomatic ties between India and France.
PM MODI WISHES INDIA SUCCESS
PM Narendra Modi’s note, wishing India success at Cannes can be read, “I am delighted to learn about India's participation as a Country of Honour at the Marché du Film - festival de Cannes. As India celebrates its 75th year of independence, the 75th anniversary of Cannes Film Festival, as well as 75 years of Indo-French diplomatic ties enhance the pride and joy associated with the momentous milestones. Films and society are mirror images of each other. Cinema showcases human emotions and expressions in an artistic manner, binding the world together with a common strand of entertainment (sic).”
PM Modi’s note can be further read, “India is the largest film producing country in the world. With films in many languages from different regions, the multifariousness of our film sector is remarkable. Rich heritage and cultural diversity are India's strengths. We have a lot of stories to be explored. India truly possesses immense potential to become the content hub of the world. Government of India remains steadfast in its efforts towards furthering case of doing business in the film sector. From facilitating international film co-productions, to ensuring single window clearance mechanism for permissions for filming across the country (sic).”
PM Modi’s note concluded with, “India offers seamless possibilities to filmmakers of the world. Our spellbinding locations, technological prowess in filmmaking and the talent of young men and women provide a perfect backdrop for filmmakers. It is heartening to note that a film by one of India's most renowned filmmakers, Shri Satyajit Ray, has been restored for screening at the Cannes Classics section, when India is celebrating the birth centenary of the legendary filmmaker. This edition of Cannes Film Festival is special in many ways. Many Start-ups from India will showcase their strengths to the cinema world. The India Pavilion will display facets of Indian cinema and promote international partnerships and learnings. Best wishes for resounding success of the Festival (sic).”
This year, India will be in focus at Cannes 2022. Celebs from across film industries such as Nayanthara, Pooja Hegde, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Hina Khan, Helly Shah will walk the Cannes red carpet. Deepika Padukone will not just walk the red carpet but is also one of the eight juries at the festival. Akshay Kumar was also expected to attend Cannes 2022 but he had to opt-out after he tested Covid-19 positive. Cannes 2022 started from Tuesday, May 17 and will go on till May 28.