PANAJI: The Film Bazaar of the 53rd International Film Festival of India, opened at Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar here on Monday.
Bandana Preyashi, IAS, Secretary, Art, Culture and Youth Dept. Govt. of Bihar welcomed Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, at Bihar Pavilion and showcased him the creatives installed. The Minister congratulated the Secretary for putting up a wonderful pavillion of Bihar at the Film Bazaar.
Pankaj Tripathi, Bihar-based popular actor while inaugurating the Bihar’s Pavilion at Film Bazaar, remarked: “Having beautiful landscape and virgin locations offer vast potential for film-making and it’s great to see Bihar’s Pavillion at IFFI. Bihar should have participated earlier in the Film Bazaar.”
Bandana Preyashi, welcomed Pankaj Tripathi at the Pavillion. She briefed him regarding the immense film-making potential of the state. She also talked about the recent initiatives taken by Bihar government, the improved security scenario, rapid connectivity thereby attracting film industry to Bihar. She assured of all requisite support and invited Tripathi to Patna on his next Bihar visit for deliberation on the upcoming Bihar Film Policy. At the end, Tripathi got emotional, seeing Bihar’s locational graphics on its pavilion remembering his old days in Bihar, states a press release.