Nawazuddin Siddiqui Reveals How Easy It Is To Get Your Film Screened At Cannes Film Festival
Indian artists, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sara Ali Khan, Manushi Chhillar, Urvashi Rautela, Sunny Leone, and Anurag Kashyap, have been seen at the ongoing 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has previously attended the festival nine times, shared his experience with the event in a recent interview.
A Drill To Follow
Nawazuddin Siddiqui revealed that getting your movie screened at Cannes is not difficult, even if it is not officially selected. According to him, there is a drill to follow which includes attending the red carpet, giving interviews, and attending the screenings of your films. This drill needs to be followed even if your film is not selected for the festival.
No Guarantee Of Success
While a good review at Cannes is considered prestigious, Nawazuddin Siddiqui cautioned that it does not guarantee success in India. He cited an example of his film Miss Lovely, which had received a good review at Cannes but did not perform well in India.
Screening Your Film At The Festival
Nawazuddin Siddiqui explained how simple it is to screen your film at the Cannes Film Festival, with or without an official selection. He stated that you can take your movie to the festival, irrespective of its selection status, hire an auditorium, put your own red carpet, take your own people, click photos, screen your movie to the audience, and come back and boast about it.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui In The News
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been hitting the headlines lately for his provocative remarks on depression and his reaction to the ban on The Kerala Story. He recently called depression an urban concept, stating that people living in villages don’t get depressed, and people from cities glorify their emotions. On The Kerala Story ban, he said that if a film breaks people and disrupts social harmony, it is wrong, adding that films should promote social harmony and unity.
The Cannes Film Festival is a prestigious event eagerly awaited by filmmakers worldwide. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s revelation that getting a movie screened at the festival is not difficult comes as surprising news to many aspiring filmmakers. However, it is still essential to keep in mind that screening a movie at the festival does not guarantee its success.