Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with Bollywood personalities like Jaya Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Kalki Koechlin, filmmaker Sudhir Mishra attended the 2nd Indo-French Professional Meeting of the Moving Image Industries organised at Sofitel Mumbai BKC.
The Embassy of France in India organised the second round of Indo-French professional meetings for the Film and Television Industry on 13-14 December 2018, in Mumbai.
Jaya Bachchan interacted with Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, HE. Jean-Yves Le Drian presided over the closing ceremony of the meetings and announced the institution of a special fund to encourage Indo-French coproductions and exchanges.
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The two-day meet was held to provide an interactive platform to Indian and French media professionals, content producers and buyers to discuss prospects for collaboration as well as the opportunities for the diffusion of native content in each other's countries.
The meetings included roundtable conferences, one-to-one B2B meetings and group meetings to explore, initiate and execute projects and programmes in the areas of filming, media content distribution and joint ventures in cinema and TV programming.
Apart from this, the Supreme Court recently issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on a plea seeking annulment of his election to the state Assembly for alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases against him in his nomination papers on Thursday. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph sought a response from the chief minister on an appeal filed against a Bombay High Court order.
The Bombay High Court had dismissed the plea of one Satish Ukey seeking annulment of Fadanavis' election to the Maharashtra Assembly on the ground of alleged non-disclosure of all pending criminal cases against him. On this, Fadnavis challenged the Sessions Court decision in Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, which dismissed the case by upholding the Judicial Magistrate’s decision. The Supreme Court was hearing Ukey’s appeal against the high court order.