India poised to be epicentre of cinematic ecosystem: I&B Minister Anurag Thakur – Panaji News
Addressing the inaugural session of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Thakur additionally mentioned that with India’s distinctive mixture of connectivity, tradition and commerce, the nation was poised to change into the epicentre of the worldwide cinematic ecosystem.
“We aim to make India a powerhouse of content creation, especially of regional cinema, by scaling up regional festivals,” the minister mentioned. “We aim to make India the world’s post-production hub by leveraging the immense tech talent among our skilled youth. We aim to make India the hub for world cinema. A destination for films and festivals and the most favoured place for filmmakers and film lovers,” Thakur added.
Thakur’s speech adopted a glittering lamp lighting ceremony that noticed a bunch of dignitaries, together with the Governor of Goa P.S. Sreedharan, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L. Murugan share the stage with actress and Mathura MP Hema Malini, celebrated lyricist Prasoon Joshi, southern actress and politician Khushbu Sundar, and the overall secretary of the Film Federation of India, Ravi Kottarakara.
The inaugural occasion was anchored by Bollywood producer-director and speak present host Karan Johar and TV anchor-comic Manish Paul.
In his speech, Thakur mentioned: “India can captivate the world by narrating India’s story. The story of a rising, powerful, vibrant billion ready to lead the world the Indian way. Further, the film and entertainment industry has huge employment opportunities as we leapfrog into the digital era of content filmmaking and not forget about film archiving for the future generations.”
The minister mentioned India was able to capitalise on the younger folks engaged in filmmaking. These younger folks, he identified, had been “the powerhouse for fresh content creation and new narratives”.
Thakur mentioned: “The media and entertainment sector builds on three unique propositions India offers. Abundant and competent labour, ever-growing consumption expenditure and a diverse culture and linguistic heritage. Where else in the world do you have this powered by the extensive footprint of mobile, internet and digitalisation?”
Answering his personal rhetorical query, the minister emphatically mentioned: “With this unique combination of connectivity, culture and commerce, India is poised to be the epicentre of this cinematic ecosystem. Today, the India story is being written and defined by Indians.”