By IndiaFM News Bureau
cinema is going global and winning acclaim the world over. In one such
step, a film festival called Indian Splendor will introduce films from the
Indian subcontinent to Hollywood and the city of Los Angeles.
Indian Splendor was launched in LA on 24th March this year. The
festival opened with a special screening of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Eklavya
– The Royal Guard, followed by a Question-Answer session with the
director himself. The screening, attended by 300 people, took place at the
prestigious Billy Wilder Theatre, as Eklavya – The Royal Guard made a
mark as the first ever Indian film to be screened there.
The six-day film festival, initiated by the MGLOBAL Trust, will run in
LA from 10th August to 15th August, marking the 60th anniversary of
India’s independence. It will celebrate contemporary cinema which will
also include several Bollywood films.
Indian Splendor is supported by Robert Rosen, Dean of the UCLA
Film School and Bob Friedman, member of Academy of Motion Picture
Arts & Sciences, USA. In their honour, a grand dinner will be held at
Mumbai’s Hotel J W Marriot. This event will be attended by Bollywood’s
glitterati including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Nikhil Advani, Gulshan Grover,
Pooja Bedi, Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi, Manmohan Shetty
(Adlabs), Rahul Dholakia (Parzania), and Anees Bazmi.