Anurag Kashyap to be honoured French award at CannesMovie News

May 18, 2013 09:48
Anurag Kashyap to be honoured French award at Cannes

India is the guest country at the 66th Cannes Film festival which is celebrating the 100 years of Indian cinema.

French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti while having an intention to honour the Indian film industry, will gift the award of 'Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres' (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) on filmmaker, producer, Anurag Kashyap at a ceremony during the Cannes Film Festival on the May 20th, 2013.

French Ambassador to India Franois Richier was known to have expressed that awarding the insignia of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters on Anurag Kashyap, is a recognition of his artistic talent and career, and his notable efforts in the promotion of Indian cinema in the world.

Interesting fact remain that Kashyap is returning to Cannes Directors Fortnight with his film 'Ugly' after screening his two-part crime saga 'Gangs of Wasseypur' in the same section last year while he has directed a segment of 'Bombay Talkies', having a gala screening at the festival. Kashyap is also involved as a producer in two other Cannes selections -- 'Monsoon Shootout' and 'Lunch Box'.

Legendary star Amitabh Bachchan known to have opened the two-week long festival with his 'The Great Gatsby' along with his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio on May 15. While Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is part of the prestigious nine-member jury headed by Steven Spielberg.

The French government's honour is awarded on persons who have made conspicuous by excellence by themselves through their creativity in the field of art, culture and literature or for their contribution to the influence of arts in France and throughout the world.

At the concluding stage here furthers a special mention about the past Indian recipients of the prestigious award are late Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan, Lata Mangeshkar, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, photographer Raghu Rai, theatre director Ebrahim Alkazi, theatre director and actor late Habib Tanveer, civil servant and novelist Upamanyu Chatterjee, Shaji N Karun and sculptor Subodh Gupta.

It's a prominent example of cinematic excellence!

Content source: India Today
Image source: Anurag Kashyap

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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