Ashutosh Gowariker bags top honour

Ashutosh Gowariker

Mumbai: Ashutosh Gowariker has become the first Indian filmmaker to be awarded the ‘Saint Tropez Medal’. A ceremony for excellence in cinema was held in the city of Saint Tropez, France. Ashutosh was awarded the Medal at the Nirvana Indian Culture and Cinema Festival. Gowariker wants to build strong ties between the cultures of France and India.

Producer Ashutosh Gowariker has made great films like ‘Lagaan’ (2001), ‘Swades’ (2004) and ‘Jodha Akbar’ (2008). After receiving the medal, he expressed his gratitude and said, ‘I would like to thank the Mayor of Saint-Tropez, Sylvie Siri, for this honor. I am looking forward to contributing to strengthening the relationship between the cultural and cinema industries of France and India.’

The second edition of the Nirvana Festival was held in Saint Tropez. In this program, apart from producer Gowariker, Indian Ambassador to France and Monaco ‘His Excellency Javed Ashraf’ and ‘Lord Rami Ranger’ were honored with the St. Tropez Medal. St. Tropez has a very special relationship with the empire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.’ Indian filmmaker Leena Yadav’s ‘Parched’ and Jude Anthony Joseph’s ‘2018 – Everyone is a Hero’ were also screened at this ceremony. Gowariker’s ‘Swades’ was also shown.


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