Ashutosh Gowariker Set to Strengthen Indo-French Ties at NIRVANA 2024, Awarded 'Medal of St. Tropez'

The festival's program also includes notable films such as "Parched" directed by Leena Yadav and "Everyone is a Hero" (India's entry at the Oscars 2023) directed by Jude Anthany Joseph.

Jan 30, 2024 - 14:00
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Ashutosh Gowariker Set to Strengthen Indo-French Ties at NIRVANA 2024, Awarded 'Medal of St. Tropez'
Ashutosh Gowariker Set to Strengthen Indo-French Ties at NIRVANA 2024, Awarded 'Medal of St. Tropez'

Renowned Indian filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has been honored with the prestigious 'Medal of St. Tropez' at the upcoming second edition of NIRVANA Indian Culture & Cinema festival. The event, scheduled from May 31 to June 2, 2024, in the picturesque town of Saint Tropez, aims to bring together Indian filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, musicians, artists, and dancers for a cultural extravaganza featuring screenings, roundtable discussions, book launches, a food festival, yoga sessions, and more.

Gowariker, known for his impactful contributions to Bollywood, will be acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to world cinema. The festival will showcase his acclaimed film "Swades," starring Shah Rukh Khan. The 'Medal of St. Tropez' reflects Gowariker's significant role in shaping the global cinematic landscape, particularly with his Academy Award-nominated film "Lagaan" (2001) and other grand productions like "Jodhaa Akbar" (2008), "Mohenjo Daro" (2016), and "Panipat" (2019).

Expressing his gratitude, Gowariker said, "I want to thank Ms. Sylvie Siri, Mayor of Saint-Tropez, for this honor, and I look forward to contributing towards strengthening the bond between the cultural and cinema industries of France and India. Screening 'Swades' at NIRVANA will be an absolute pleasure, and I am eager to interact with cinema enthusiasts in the beautiful city of Saint-Tropez."

The festival's program also includes notable films such as "Parched" directed by Leena Yadav and "Everyone is a Hero" (India's entry at the Oscars 2023) directed by Jude Anthany Joseph.

NIRVANA, in its first edition, screened a diverse lineup of Indian films, hosted cultural performances, and featured discussions on Indo-French cinema's future. Ms. Sylvie Siri, the Mayor of Saint-Tropez, emphasized the festival's goal to strengthen cultural and cinematic ties between France and India, promoting Saint-Tropez as a preferred destination for filmmaking, travel, family holidays, and weddings.

Mark your calendars for the second edition of NIRVANA Festival de la Culture et du Cinema Indiens from May 31 to June 2, 2024, promising a celebration of Indian culture and cinema on the French shores of Saint Tropez.