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Siddharth Roy Kapur joins producers' panel at Shanghai International Film Festival


The producer spoke of the success his own film Dangal (2016) had achieved in China.

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Siddharth Roy Kapur was invited as a key panellist on the international producers’ panel at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China this week.

The event, titled ‘Meet the Film Producers: Behind the Curtain of Hits and Indies’, was a conversation among contemporary producers about the art of making tent-pole blockbuster films that connect with viewers across the world.

Roy Kapur spoke at the event with content creators from East Asia, which included Ellen R Eliasoph, CEO of Perfect Village Entertainment, Jiang Wei, CEO of Legendary East, and Ye Ning, CEO of Huayi Brothers Pictures.

“The panel discussion revolved around the challenges of producing globally accessible cinema, the rapid disruption in the media and entertainment landscape, and audiences' perception towards upcoming forms of entertainment,” said an official statement from Roy Kapur’s spokesperson.

Siddharth Roy Kapur (second from right) at the producers' panel

Roy Kapur also discussed how Indian cinema is receiving a positive response in China by citing the success of his own production Dangal (2016) in China. The Aamir Khan-starrer earned Rs1,200 crore at the China box office.

After the event, Roy Kapur said in an official statement, “The Shanghai International Film Festival is a significant forum for the global film community to celebrate cinema and exchange ideas, and it is a pleasure to be here. India and China are two of the most vibrant and diverse film markets, and I look forward to engaging with industry stakeholders here in furthering the filmmaking ties between us.”

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