Saturday, July 24, 2021
ADVT 
Bollywood

BAFTA Breakthrough India selected list of participants revealed

Darpan News Desk IANS, 10 Jun, 2021 12:39 PM
  • BAFTA Breakthrough India selected list of participants revealed

Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Thursday announced names of the 10 selected participants for its talent initiative, BAFTA Breakthrough India. The selected participants include "A Suitable Boy" actress Tanya Maniktala, "Scam 1992" writer Sumit Purohit and "Gully Boy" cinematographer Jay Pinak Oza among others.

While the talent initiative is in partnership with Netflix, the talents are selected by a jury of industry experts including Anupam Kher, Monika Shergill, Mira Nair and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

AR Rahman, BAFTA Breakthrough India ambassador and jury chair, said: "The quality of outstanding applications from across the film, games, and television industries was overwhelming, compelling the jury to select ten deserving Indian talents as part of the Breakthrough initiative this year, rather than five as originally planned. This itself serves as a huge testament to the level of creative talent India has to offer. As our country faces unprecedented times, we are hopeful to launch yet another cohort very soon, as we do believe that this program offers an opportunity of a lifetime for Indian talent and I look forward to seeing the new opportunities Breakthrough can bring for them in the years to come."

The complete list of the selected 10 promising talents, drawn from the of film, games and television industries in India is: Renu Savant, Jay Pinak Oza, Tanya Maniktala, Akshay Singh, Vikram Singh, Karthikeya Murthy, Palomi Ghosh, Arun Karthick, Shruti Ghosh, Sumit Purohit.

"India is one of the world's great centres of storytelling. Despite these tough times, it was incredible to see such amazing Indian talent apply across genres. It served as a reminder of the tremendous opportunities for new talent, fresh voices, and untold stories that can travel nationwide and around the world," Monika Shergill, VP, content, Netflix India.

Amanda Berry OBE, chief executive of BAFTA, said: "We launched Breakthrough in the UK eight years ago and since then have recognised and supported over 160 talented individuals. We have seen previous Breakthroughs thrive in their careers with many going on to become BAFTA-winners and nominees. I am absolutely thrilled that Breakthrough has now been extended to India; congratulations to our participants and welcome to the growing BAFTA Breakthrough family."

MORE Bollywood ARTICLES

Sonu Sood to set up O2 plants in over 16 states across India

Sonu Sood to set up O2 plants in over 16 states across India

The actor has revealed that the process has already started with two places being locked in Andhra Pradhesh's Nellore and Kurnool cities. The process will be in full swing by June end and will be completed by September in all the states.

Sonu Sood to set up O2 plants in over 16 states across India

Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal memes flood internet

Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal memes flood internet

While sharing memes featuring the two actors, fans shared their love for Vicky and Katrina and even said the two look nice together. Some fans even tweeted suggesting that the two of them should feature in a film together.

Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal memes flood internet

When Shilpa Shetty was in for a pre-birthday surprise

When Shilpa Shetty was in for a pre-birthday surprise

She was in for a surprise when the cast and crew of the dance reality show "Super Dancer: Chapter 4" organised a surprise bash for her. Shilpa is a judge on the show.

When Shilpa Shetty was in for a pre-birthday surprise

On Cancer Survivors Day, Sonali Bendre reflects back on her journey

On Cancer Survivors Day, Sonali Bendre reflects back on her journey

Actress Sonali Bendre took to Instagram on Sunday to share a picture of herself during the time she was battling cancer. As the world celebrates Cancer Survivors Day on June 6, the actress said that she won't let the illness ever define her.

On Cancer Survivors Day, Sonali Bendre reflects back on her journey

Neha Kakkar thanks hubby Rohanpreet for gifting her 'life'

Neha Kakkar thanks hubby Rohanpreet for gifting her 'life'

Singer Neha Kakkar on Monday thanked family, friends and fans for wishing her on her birthday, which she celebrated on June 6. She was particularly grateful to husband Rohanpreet Singh for giving her the special gift called life.

Neha Kakkar thanks hubby Rohanpreet for gifting her 'life'

Swara Bhasker reunites with 'Tanu Weds Manu' singer Krsna Solo in short film

Swara Bhasker reunites with 'Tanu Weds Manu' singer Krsna Solo in short film

Swara's role as Payal Jassi Gill became popular in Aanand L. Rai's 2011 release "Tanu Weds Manu", which featured Krsna's hit song "Rangrez".

Swara Bhasker reunites with 'Tanu Weds Manu' singer Krsna Solo in short film

PrevNext