Indian Film Industry Is Well Welcomed Abroad: Siddharth Roy KapurSeptember 21, 2019 16:38
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Indian film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is president of Producers Guild of India and Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India, has said that the Indian film industry gets a warm welcome in foreign countries when our films units visit those places for shooting.
He added that it is a misconception that Indians create disturbance in foreign countries while on the shoot.
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Interacting with the media when Producers Guild of India (PGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) on Friday in Mumbai, Kapur said:
I feel it's a stereotype, and you can't categorize an entire country. We try to be as efficient as possible when we go abroad to shoot. I think every country welcomes our business and they welcome our shoots. It adds to their revenue and it adds to the benefit of citizens there, so I think we are very well welcomed wherever we go.
The association of is Producers Guild of India and Producers Guild of America is initiated to build a strong collaborative system of assistance between the film, television and new media sectors of India and United States of America.
Speaking about the association, Kapur said New Jersey has signed MOU with Producers Guild of India which states that they will get more than 30 percent incentives on whatever they spend in the U.S. Thirty percent is the baseline and anything above that is also possible, based on certain criteria.
He added that this agreement will be beneficial for because it makes shooting in New Jersey more efficient as a lot of films will be shot in New Jersey and he believes the film production fraternity will be better off with this.
Talking about his upcoming project, Kapur said:
We have got ''The Sky Is Pink'' releasing on October 11. I feel happy that people have appreciated the trailer of the film, and we will start full scale promotion of that film from Monday.
Directed by Shonali Bose, ‘The Sky Is Pink’ stars Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim, and Rohit Saraf. The movie revolves around the love story of a couple spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their teenage daughter, who was diagnosed with Pulmonary fibrosis.
By Sowmya Sangam