It is reported that the prestigious Salon Du Cinema will concentrate on Indian Cinema this year; last year, the focus was on Moroccan films. Every year, Salon Du Cinema gives filmmakers from all over the world a chance to market their films internationally.
With the emphasis falling on Indian Cinema this year, the “elite family” of Bollywood – Amitabh Bachchan and his wife-actress-politician Jaya Bahaduri, Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai – is expected to represent Indian Cinema like always. But this time, the onus to represent Indian Cinema does not lie with Bollywood alone as Mani Ratnam and Vikram have also been invited to take part in this film fair and to promote Indian films.
It is to be noted that Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are working in a Mani Ratnam film (the bilingual’s tentative titles are Ravana and Ashokavanam) which also stars Vikram. So they move in as a team to showcase the glory of Indian Cinema.
Usually, Bollywood takes it upon itself to represent Indian Cinema at any film festival or fair. But an invitation to these eminent film personalities of Tamil Cinema is a clear indication that times are changing and other regional films too will get their due share of respect.
Cinema is perhaps the only medium that breaks all barriers in India!