Cannes Film Festival 2024: Indian Pavilion Rechristened, Inaugurated with Grandeur! Filmmaker Richie Mehta Celebrates Indian Cinema

Cannes Film Festival 2024

Cannes Film Festival 2024: With the goal of showcasing its extensive history in film and encouraging global cooperation, India has established a Pavilion at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which is taking place against the picturesque backdrop of the French Riviera. Jawed Ashraf, the ambassador to France and Monaco, and Sanjay Jaju, the information and broadcasting secretary for India, officially opened the pavilion on Wednesday.

Richie Mehta’s Reflections

“It’s such a momentous occasion of Indian cinema here. The festivals have helped me basically unlocking a career. And also one of my missions has been to, as a Canadian Indian to export the best of Indian storytelling and I’m not talking about from a film standpoint, I’m talking about from the stories, from people on the ground, from the amazing culture that we have to show the world. It’s a real honour to be a part of this inauguration,” said Filmmaker Richie Mehta at inaugural session of Bharat Pavilion.

Renaming to Bharat Pavilion

Explaining the reason behind the renaming of India Pavilion to Bharat Pavilion Sanjay Jaju, secretary, ministry of information and broadcasting, said, “It symbolises the country’s assertion of its traditional storytelling practices while it actively looks for collaborations with the rest of the world.” “India is the sutradhar (narrator) of the world. The large Indian presence in the festival is a recognition of that status,” the secretary added.

Ankush Bahuguna’s Historic Moment

Ankush Bahuguna created history by being the first male Indian beauty influencer to walk the red carpet at Cannes in 2024. Wearing a multicolored embroidered jacket over a Torani purple kurta pantsuit, he proudly displayed his Indian heritage and culture.

Dynamic Debut at Cannes 2024

Director Palaash Muchhal of “Kaam Chalu Hai” and Bollywood comedian and actor Raj Pal Yadav made their Cannes 2024 debuts together. The film, which is based on a true story, will be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Empowering Women in Business and Fashion

Shark Tank Judge and Businesswomen Namita Thapar looked stunning in an opulent light blue gown as she walked the Cannes 2024 red carpet. Prior to the film festival’s screening of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” she addressed the media, highlighting the potential for stereotypes to be dispelled and the versatility of businesswomen who embrace both fashion and business.

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