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Karan JoharStrong Bollywood presence at Cannes
12th May 2006  19.00 IST
By Agencies  


The forthcoming Cannes film Festival will see the presence of large number of Bollywood directors, producers and actors.

Reports have it that the who's who of the Indian entertainment industry will interact with a host of personalities from the World cinema at the Cannes film fest next week.




Renowned Indian filmmakers like Ronnie Screwvala, Bobby Bedi, Karan Johar , Ravi Chopra , Boney Kapoor , Sudhir Mishra , Dev Benegal , Vinta Nanda, Sunil Doshi, Manu Rewal and Suneel Darshan will rub shoulders with entertainment personalities from all over the world, including International delegates at Cannes, international stars, festival officials and members of the festival jury at a reception organised by the Film & Television Producers Guild of India at Cannes on May 19, guild sources told a news agency.

Also present will be the 90s Bollywood diva Sridevi , Sushil Kumar Agrawal, Manish Goswami, Sunil Lulla, Dr Modi, Ashish Bhatnagar, Sunir Kheterpal, Vinod Kumar and representatives from Sahara, NFDC and Tips among others. The event is aimed at providing a meeting ground for the Guild members and other Indian delegates present in Cannes with the international delegates.

"The event will prove to be another landmark in Guild's constant pursuit of providing platforms for their members to interact with the entertainment personalities from all over the world," Guild sources are quoted as saying.

"This initiative by the Guild reaffirms its commitment to globalize the Indian entertainment industry. The Guild continues to leave no stone unturned in working towards the growth and progress of the Indian producers in the face of intense international competition," they said.

As many as 65 Indian films will be screened at the Cannes film festival, scheduled from May 17 to 29 this year, as part of the festival's film market section. Over 80 companies and 18 exhibitors from India will showcase their product and projects at the India Pavilion.

Among the Indian films to be screened at the Indian market section at Cannes this year are Ali Larter, the Salman Khan-starrer Marigold - An Adventure in India , Rakyesh Mehra's Rang De Basanti , Jagmohan Mundra's Provoked , 'The Last Monk' by Sudipto Sen, 'Mixed Doubles' by Rajat Kapur, 'Navarasa' (Nine Emotions ) by Santosh Sivan among others.

Aishwarya Rai and Preity Zinta will also attend the festival.



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