The interactive session, anchored by veteran journalist Patrick Frater, Asia Bureau Chief of Variety, will witness a discussion amongst key personnel from YRF Entertainment - the Hollywood arm of the Bollywood powerhouse Yash Raj Films, and one of the producers of 'The Grace of Monaco', and the writer of the film.
The audiences will be treated to a
lively tete-a-tete between CEO of YRF Entertainment Mr. Uday Chopra;
Mr. Jonathan Reiman, Head of Development and Production at YRF
Entertainment and an Executive Producer on the film; and
British-Iranian writer Mr. Arash Amel.
The inaugural ceremony will also see the launch of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting's 'India Film Guide' for Cannes. To be displayed and distributed at the India Pavilion throughout the festival, this one-of-a-kind handbook has exhaustive description of the policy initiatives of the ministry and its affiliated bodies; details of India's co-production agreements with other countries; information about Indian films at Cannes and visiting Indian delegates; key databases and facts and figures pertaining to the Indian film sector; details of winners of this year's Indian National Film Awards, and other recent Indian films.
The afternoon will see a very special session on 'Titli', India's official entry to Cannes in the 'Un Certain Regard' section. Titled 'The Journey to Cannes', this session from will feature Kanu Behl, the director of 'Titli'; Avtar Panesar, Vice President, International Operations, Yash Raj Films; Guneet Monga, Founder, Sikhya Entertainment, and CEO, Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd; and Ranvir Shorey, one of the stars of Titli.
The evening function will felicitate the men behind the making of 'Titli' and welcome the world film community to the India Pavilion at a networking reception hosted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.