Prime News, National (New Delhi), May 18:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed happiness about India’s participation as ‘Country of Honour’ at the Cannes Film festival this year. In a message, he noted that India’s participation comes at the meeting of the celebration of 75 years of India’s independence, the 75th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, and 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and France.
Positioning India as the largest film producing country in the world, he said that the multifariousness of our film sector is a remarkable and rich heritage and cultural diversity is our strength. India has a lot of stories to be told and the country truly possesses the immense potential to become the content hub of the world, the Prime Minister added.
Reiterating India’s commitment to improving the ease of doing business in the film sector, PM Modi has said that from facilitating international film- coproduction to ensuring a single-window clearance mechanism for permissions for filming across the country, India offers seamless possibilities to filmmakers of the world.
PM Modi expressed happiness that a Satyajit Ray film has been restored for screening in the Cannes Classic Section as India celebrates the birth centenary of the maestro. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).