MUMBAI: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on Tuesday mentioned cinema needs to be used as a “soft power” if India has to win the “hearts and minds of future generations” globally. The filmmaker, recognized for movies corresponding to “Masoom”, “Mr India” and “Bandit Queen”, mentioned India and China are the 2 nations which try their greatest to grow to be “more influential in the world”. Can develop mushy energy. Kapoor, 76, mentioned, “There was a time throughout my youth once I aspired to be just like the People. This was solely as a result of affect of the American media. Now it is our flip. Asia is on the rise and India and China are the 2 nations that may develop their ‘mushy energy’ to grow to be extra influential on this planet. China is already doing all the things potential to attain this.
In accordance with a press launch, Kapoor mentioned on the inauguration of a nationwide symposium titled ‘Indian Cinema and Delicate Energy’ organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) that there’s a have to develop extra technologically. “If India is to use cinema as a ‘soft power’, we have to win over the hearts and minds of generations to come across the world… We have to use the latest technologies,” Kapoor mentioned on the Raj Bhavan. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe additionally attended the occasion. (bhasha)
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