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(From Business Line)
Although India did not field any films at the Cannes Film Festival this year, it made its presence felt at the Cannes Film Market, the biggest in the world. This year, the Market attracted at least 7,000 delegates. The large Indian film delegation was led by Pawan Chopra, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The CII stall, the official India Pavilion, was inaugurated by actress Aishwarya Rai, who came to Cannes as L'Oreal's representative. It was Devdas, in which she starred with Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit, that started the Bollywood fever in Cannes two years ago.
The film was a big hit in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Paris, noted for its penchant for India's art cinema, recently held a Bollywood Festival, …