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Day 4 at India Pavilion at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival started with a powerful session on the role of women in the media and entertainment space. The session titled ‘She Shines’ was moderated by actor-producer Khushboo Sundar. The speakers were actor Esha Gupta, Greek-American director Daphne Schmon along with filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar and Sudhir Mishra known for making female-centric films.

Starting the conversation veteran actor Khushboo Sundar said India cinema is going through a beautiful phase where women are playing important roles in Cinema not only as actors but also as producers, directors, and



technicians.

Talking about how government is contributing towards women's empowerment in various fields, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L Murugan said, women are really shining and will continue to shine in cinema. He said Nari Shakti is emerging under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dr. Murugan also spoke about how National Film Development Corporation, NFDC has trained more than one hundred women creators and technicians in the film industry and the initiative called 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow had more than 70 percent women this year.




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