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Akshay Kumar credits PM Narendra Modi's efforts for heralding change in Indian cinema

Akshay Kumar also spoke about giving Cannes Film Festival a miss after testing COVID-19 positive.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 08.48 AM, Jun 01, 2022

Akshay Kumar credits PM Narendra Modi's efforts for heralding change in Indian cinema
Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, whose historical drama Samrat Prithviraj is slated to enter theatres shortly, has stated that Indian cinema is now going huge in the international arena, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's role in this. After testing positive for COVID-19, the actor announced he was unable to attend the 75th Cannes Film Festival in France.

The superstar revealed to ANI that walking the red carpet as part of the Indian contingent on the first day of the worldwide festival in France would have been a special event for him, noting that it was the first time he had been invited to Cannes. 

Akshay stated that it's likely that he hasn't made any films that are suitable for Cannes. There is nothing to feel ashamed of that he was not invited previously.

When asked about India's film industry breaking into the international market, Akshay praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and stated that things have been changing for India.

The future is certain, and it is all thanks to the Prime Minister, who has propelled India to international prominence. He went on to say that for our country, things are changing.

Anurag Thakur, India's Minister of Information and Broadcasting, led the Indian delegation to the Cannes 2022 Red Carpet last month. The pavilion's theme this year was "India, the Content Hub of the World," which included Indian cinema from throughout the country's linguistic, cultural, and regional diversity.

India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, also sent a letter to Cannes, expressing his satisfaction with India's participation and asserting that India has enormous potential to become the world's content hub.

He emphasised that the Indian government remains committed to improving the ease of doing business in the film industry.

India was named the official 'Country of Honour' at the Marche' Du Film in France, which was held in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival.

The film, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, is based on the life of 12th-century king Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. Manushi Chillar plays Queen Sanyogita, Chauhah's Sanyogita, in the film.