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If ministers want to promote cinema, they needn't go to Cannes: Rahul Dholakia


The Raees director believes that ministers should instead revise the CBFC, "help in theatrical distribution of regional/alternate cinema, and ensure our films release without politically motivated protests."

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National Award winning director Rahul Dholakia of Parzania (2005) and Raees (2017) fame, says ministers don't need to go to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the country's cinema.

"I’ve said it at Cannes last year, will say it again: if ministers want to promote cinema, they needn't go to Cannes. Give us a revised CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification), help in theatrical distribution of regional/alternate cinema, and ensure our films release without politically motivated protests," Dholakia tweeted.

Every year, a few government officials participate at the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. The event gets underway this year on May 8.

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