In a new interview, Nawazendin he said it’s not hard to get your film screened at Cannes even if it’s not officially selected. Sharing his experience, Nawaz said that he follows an exercise – going to the red carpet, clicking pictures, giving interviews and attending the screenings of your films.
However, Nawaz said that a good review at Cannes does not guarantee that your film will get a good response in India, citing an example of his film Miss Lovely (2012). He went on to explain how simple it is to show your film at the film festival.
Talking about the process, Nawaz said you take your film whether it is officially selected or not, hire a theater and give money to the owner, roll out your own red carpet, get your own people, click pictures, screen your film to the world, come back and say, “Our film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.”
Meanwhile, Nawazuddin is currently making headlines for his comments on depression and his reaction to the ban on The Kerala History. He recently called depression an urban concept on the grounds that people living in villages don’t get depressed and people from cities glorify their feelings. He received a lot of criticism for his comments, with social media users labeling his remark as ignorant.
Reacting to the ban on The Kerala Story, Nawaz said that if a film breaks people and disturbs social harmony, then it is extremely wrong. He added that films should promote social harmony and unity as the motive is to bring people together and not tear them apart.
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