Hyderabad (02.11.2017): A grand meet of movers and shakers from over 100 countries was held as a part of the third edition of Indywood Film Carnival, a flagship event organized by 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood. The event was organized to accelerate foreign direct investment in entertainment sector in the country.
UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads Project Indywood which is being promoted by 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. Indywood Film Carnival positioned as one of the largest film based events in the world has been started at Hyderabad-based Ramoji Film City, the largest film studio in the world.
Telangana State Film Development Corporation Chairman P. Ram Mohan Rao, Telangana Information and Public Relations Department Commissioner Navin Mittal IAS, Eenaadu Group Chairman Ramoji Rao, Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland to India and In Jae Kim, Seoul City Governor, South Korea, P Kiran, President, Telangana Film Chamber of Commerce, Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan IAS and FEFKA General Secretary B Unnikrishnan attended the function.
Bollywood actress Jayaprada was bestowed with prestigious Icon of Indian Cinema award on the occasion. Noted music director turned actor K Vishwanath was also honoured.
Indian Billionaires Club launched
More than 50 billionaires of Indian origin and over 500 investors from across the globe attended the inauguration of Indian Billionaires Clubon Fridayat Princess Hall, Ramoji Film City.Commenting on Indian Billionaires Club, Sohan Roy who is also the Founder Director of Indywood highlighted that Indian Billionaires Club is a novel initiative to attract tycoons, investors and corporates from across the world to entertainment industry in India.
“India is today home to over 1,00,000 Indian billionaires, each with an asset value of Rs. 100 crore or more. These Indian billionaires are the foundation of a strongtomorrowto help make the value of the Indian rupee equal to one dollar and thus lead the economic transformation of the country,” he emphasized.
He added that in the coming years the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. “Indian Billionaires Club is a new step in this direction to educate movers and shakers about the vast opportunities in the sector and how it can be tapped effectively,” added Sohan Roy who isthe Chairman and CEO of UAE headquartered Aries Group, a multinational conglomerate with 45 companies having presence in 15 countries across the world.
Pravasi Ratna Awards distributed
Indywood Film Carnival honoured leading NRI tycoons for their business acumen and immense contributions to the overall economic development of the country.
Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, Founder and Chairman of Mulk Holdings, Rizwan Sajan, Chairman of Danube Group, Dr Roy CJ, Chairman of Confident Group andHonorary Consul of the Slovak Republic to Karnataka and Kerala,Dr. Birbal Singh Dana, Chairman and Managing Director of DANA Group, Harish Kumar Lal Tahiliani, Chairman of Arab and Indian Spices, Dr. Anil Sharma, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Marketing Systems, Lalu Samuel, Chairman of Kingston Holdings, Dr. Harshad Mehta, Founder and Chairman of 7Cs Group, Tony Jashanmal, Executive Director of Jashanmal Group, Dr. N. Shafi Ul Mulk, Chairman, Global Hawk Diagnostics, Ramesh Hiranandani, Chief Executive Officer of Hira Industries, Manohar Lahori, Founder of Palmon Group, Dr. Sundar Menon, Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Group International, Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director of Hakan Agro, Sajith Ansar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Idea Spice, Dr. Khalid Maniar, Founder and Group Managing Partner of Horwath MAK, Ganesh Iyer, Managing Partner of FLC Group, Gaurav Tandon, Founder and Managing Director of K Company, Suresh Pillai, Chief Executive Officer of Mark Technologies, PA Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer of Fayeda Group, Dr. Praveen Singh, Chairman of Geetvam Corporation Limited, Anil Kumar P of UIS, Azerbaijan, Susheel Kumar Saraff, Chairman of Saraff Group of Companies, Dr Freemu Varghese, Chairman of Freedia Entertainment, Dr. Sunny Kurian, Chairman of Dr Sunny Healthcare Group, Dr Rajmohan Pillai, Chairman of Beta Group and Dr. Mohammad Khan, Managing Director of Khans Mediacity.
World of Cinema
The four day Indywood Film carnival will comprise of 15 major events and will showcase 250 movies from 100 countries including 75 red carpet screenings as part of its film festival segment. The mega event is also expected to draw 300 exhibitors, 5000 trade delegates, 500 plus potential investors and 2500 plus Indywood Talent Hunt finalists.
The conference sessions will include Golden Frame Awards, Excellence Awards, Red Carpet & Networking Events, Product and Project launches, Film Tourism, Investors Meet, Media Interactions, Conferences and Panel Discussions, Workshops and Seminars and Film Business Quiz.