High on the success of ABCD — Any Body Can Dance and Kai Po Che — both of which were films of unusual genres and with no stars — producer Siddharth Roy Kapur is heading to the Harvard India Conference. The managing director, Studios, Disney UTV, is set to address the students and faculty at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.
A close associate reveals that the theme of the conference is India Vs India: Local Strength or Global Growth. Siddharth will speak on Indian cinema’s trajectory over the past decade, with a focus on what the future holds for the country, which is considered as the largest film-producing nation in the world. “He will discuss the evolution of this extremely dynamic and rapidly growing market as the Indian film industry strikes a balance between nurturing the massive domestic opportunity and taking it to greater heights internationally,” says the source.
“It’s a huge honour to represent the Indian film fraternity on this platform. Indian films today are being made with a keen eye on a global palate and we have seen a steadily growing acceptance for our movies from foreign audiences,” says Siddharth. “ It will be interesting to share experiences with the students and faculty at Harvard and to engage with them in what I hope is a productive discussion about how to further enhance the footprint of Indian content around the world.”