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Amitabh Bachchan announces Christopher Nolan is coming to India. Here’s when you can lay out the welcome mat

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan will be coming to India in a month, according to movie star Amitabh Bachchan.

hollywood Updated: Jan 04, 2018 12:23 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows director Christopher Nolan, left, on the set of Dunkirk with actor Kenneth Branagh.(AP)

Amitabh Bachchan mentioned in passing on his blog that Inception, The Dark Knight and Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan would be visiting India on the occasion of film company Kodak opening its facility in Mumbai by March.

“It is all about to change yet again Kodak, that largest name for film, is coming back. Many in the world of direction and production are finding values in the product done on film to be the more liked subject. So, like Dunkirk, the film by that renowned Christopher Nolan (who) uses only film for his picture. And in a month or so, the man himself Mr Nolan is coming to India to inaugurate or at least lend support to a few matters,” Amitabh wrote.

The cine icon, 75, is upbeat about the development as just last month, he was contemplating on why the movie world is still referred to as the “film industry” in the digital age. Hollywood, he says, is getting back to film, again.

“Firstly, the archival of films, their repairs and preservation, and secondly to support the Kodak world all over again. I believe that Los Angeles, Hollywood is already all back to film again. They say the quality and feel and colour of film is unmatched, so what happens to digital... It shall exist, it shall co-exist and film shot on celluloid shall be sent to the lab for its development, but all post-production work shall be digital.

“I mean what kind of times are we living in,” Amitabh wrote.

Amitabh also tweeted his excitement on Kodak film’s comeback to India.

“News! Don’t know if it deserves the tag ‘breaking’ but celluloid film is back. Kodak is to open its facility again fresh and productive in Mumbai soon by March 2018! Hollywood is apparently switching back to film. Hai hai apni digital film ka kya hoga (What will happen to our digital film)” he tweeted.

This is not the first time news of Nolan visiting India have been circulated. In 2014, organisers of IIT Bombay’s festival Mood Indigo revealed on Facebook and Twitter that the director would be in India to attend the event. Nolan denied having any knowledge of the event and officially stated that he would not be attending. The organisers issued an apology on Facebook. “We sincerely apologise for all the confusion surrounding our tribute to Mr. Nolan. Mood Indigo’s tweet and Facebook post (27th October) of announcing Mr. Nolan’s presence at the MI 2014 was incorrect. We regret the announcement and the consequent social media outbreak,” said the post.

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First Published: Jan 03, 2018 12:53 IST