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Bharat Parv Lights Up Cannes Film Festival, Unveils Poster For 55th IFFI

The 77th Cannes Film Festival, a magnificent tribute to cinema, began two days ago, marking the start of a ten-day spectacle filled with content and glamour. Amidst the cinematic grandeur, Sanjay Jaju, Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, hosted the inaugural Bharat Parv. This event was an evening dedicated to celebrating India’s vibrant […]

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The 77th Cannes Film Festival, a magnificent tribute to cinema, began two days ago, marking the start of a ten-day spectacle filled with content and glamour. Amidst the cinematic grandeur, Sanjay Jaju, Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, hosted the inaugural Bharat Parv. This event was an evening dedicated to celebrating India’s vibrant culture, cuisine, handicrafts, and its contribution to Indian cinema, held at the French Riviera.

The event, organized by NFDC in collaboration with FICCI under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, was a tremendous success, according to a statement. Cannes delegates were thoroughly engaged in the evening’s outstanding performances and the delightful assortment of fusion cuisine. The release noted that over 250 delegates participated in the event, which showcased Indian culture, cuisine, and cinema on the global stage.

The occasion also marked the unveiling of posters for the 55th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and the save-the-date poster for the inaugural World Audio Visual Entertainment Summit (WAVES). Sanjay Jaju, along with filmmakers Ashok Amritraj, Richie Mehta, singer Shaan, actor Rajpal Yadav, and film veteran Bobby Bedi, officiated the unveiling.

Chef Varun Totlani, flown in specifically for the event, curated a menu that exuded the warmth and hospitality synonymous with Indian culture.

His culinary creations stood out as a highlight of the evening, offering attendees a sampling of India’s diverse and flavorful cuisine. The event was further enhanced by performances from singer Sunanda Sharma, who delivered energetic Punjabi numbers. She was accompanied by budding singers Pragati, Arjun, and Maahi, along with Shaan’s son.

The musical performances culminated with a spirited rendition of ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam,’ which garnered enthusiastic applause from the audience. The presence of esteemed guests further elevated the event’s allure and significance. Notable personalities such as actor Shobhita Dhulipala, Assamese actor Amie Barauah, renowned in Assamese cinema, and film critic Anupama Chopra graced the occasion with their presence.

Bharat Parv at Cannes epitomized an evening brimming with the celebration of film, culture, and artistic collaboration. The event offered a captivating glimpse into India’s vibrant cultural heritage, leaving a lasting impression on the international delegates and attendees.

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