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INDIA: Of excellence, charisma, diversity

November 30, 2015
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by SHIV SAHAY SINGH, The Hindu

Mainstream cinema understands and plays it role in promoting diversity even if at times, it can be accused of making ill-informed political stances and displaying a patriarchal mindset, actor Rahul Bose said here on Wednesday.

Delivering the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture at the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), Mr. Bose said the intrinsic belief in diversity that the film industry displayed at all levels, both seen and unseen, had to do with excellence behind the camera and charisma in front it.

“Film industry has always looked at these two qualities and rewarded it. Your caste, your religion, your gender, the ethnic mix does not matter. In fact, the last 100 years have shown that it does not matter at all,” he said adding that it was a perfect example of diversity being lifeblood of any society.

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