Bollywood tribute to screen at Cannes: organisers
Friday 22 April 2011
A film celebrating the history of India's musical cinema, "Bollywood - the greatest love story ever told", will be screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said on Friday.
The movie, produced exclusively by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor for the festival that opens on May 11, pays homage to a genre "that has contributed to establishing India's identity in the eyes of the world and to making Mumbai one of the world capitals of film history," said a statement.
"We love it. We hate it. We see it as regressive. We see it as modern. We need to breathe it to feel alive. Some say it is the only culture that holds India together," it quoted Kapoor as saying.
"Some say it gives identity and individuality to 25 million Indians that have left her shores and whose third generations that are still addicted to it. That's Bollywood!"
This year's festival, the 64th, will run until May 22.
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