Ashutosh Gowariker to receive prestigious St. Tropez Medal for boosting cultural ties between France and India: Bollywood News

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The second edition of NIRVANA Indian Culture & Cinema, which will be held from May 31 to June 2, 2024 in the stunning coastal city of Saint Tropez, will once again host filmmakers, movie stars, producers, writers, musicians, artists and Indian dancers with screenings, producers' round table, book presentation, food festival, yoga session and much more. The city of St. Tropez will honor Academy Award-nominated Indian filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker with the 'St. Tropez Medal' for his outstanding contribution to world cinema and will screen the film. Swades starring Shah Rukh Khan in the second edition of the festival.

Ashutosh Gowariker to receive prestigious St. Tropez Medal for boosting cultural ties between France and IndiaAshutosh Gowariker to receive prestigious St. Tropez Medal for boosting cultural ties between France and India

Ashutosh Gowariker to receive prestigious St. Tropez Medal for boosting cultural ties between France and India

Ashutosh Gowariker, an accomplished Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, has left an indelible mark on the Bollywood landscape with his impactful contributions. Gowariker gained widespread recognition for his directorial debut, Lagaan (2001), which not only earned critical acclaim but also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Later she directed Jodhaa Akbar (2008) Mohenjo-Daro (2016), and panipat (2019), another set of films that received praise for its greatness and storytelling. His achievements go beyond directing as he has also acted in a few films in his career, including the recent series Kaala Paani, showcasing his multi-faceted talent in the Indian film industry.

Full of gratitude and humility, Ashutosh said, “I want to thank Ms. Sylvie Siri, Mayor of Saint-Tropez, for this honor and hope to contribute to strengthening the bond between the cultural and film industries of France and India. Swades Being at NIRVANA will be an absolute pleasure and I look forward to interacting with all the film enthusiasts in the beautiful city of Saint-Tropez. “

Toasteddirected by Leena Yadav, and 2018 (India's entry to the Oscars 2023) directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, are part of the official programming of the festival.

In its first edition, held from May 27 to 29, 2024, NIRVANA, the international version of the film by Indian filmmaker Ketan Mehta, was screened. The rise (Director's Cut), Pan Nalin Chhol show (India's entry to the Oscars 2022), Rima Das town rock stars, Shubhashish Bhutiani salvation hotel, Rajat Kapoor RK/ RKAY and Nathalia Syam Footprints in the water. Dhoad – the gypsies of Rajasthan and the Bravades de Lou Rampèu folklore festival of Sant Troupès had a special performance in Saint Tropez. There was also an introduction to Yoga by Praveen Bisht and a culinary exhibition of Indian cuisine. Author Dr. Bhuvan Lall's book, India on the World Stage, was launched during the festival. Indian filmmakers Deepa Sahi, Surina Narula and Sanjay Bhutiani were the speakers at the Round Table on Indo-French cinema: the future is now. His Excellency Mr. Javed Ashraf, Ambassador of India to France, was the chief guest of the First Edition of the Festival.

Ms. Sylvie Siri, Mayor of Saint-Tropez and Regional Councillor, said: “With our second edition of NIRVANA we wish to further strengthen the link between the cultural and film industries of France and India. In this partnership with India, we have put all our energies into promoting our city of Saint-Tropez as the top choice for Indians for cinema, travel, family vacations and as a wedding destination.”

Mark your calendar for the second edition of the NIRVANA Festival de la Culture et du Cinema Indiens from May 31 to June 2, 2024.

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