Mirwais Balkhi, the Deputy Chief of Mission-Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with V.V. Maheshwar Rao, Telugu Film Director and Cinematographer and General Director of the International Film Festival in his office on October 7, 2017.

The Afghan DCM spoke about the cultural commonalities between India and Afghanistan and added: “Today, in spite of knowing about Bollywood, the Afghan people cognizes Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada industries too.”

DCM Balkhi also noted upon the rich Indian art and cinema and solicited the Indian film industry for cooperation in enhancing the quality of films produced by Afghan Film and other private companies.

During the meeting, the Indian Film Director assured the Afghan DCM to exhibit short Afghan movies over the Indian film festivals which are due to be held from November to December 2017 in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Jaipur.

The Indian Filmmaker expressed interest in organizing joint Indo-Afghan film festivals in Kabul and other cities of Afghanistan and solicited Afghan Film and other private film productions to cooperation in this regard.



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