Allu Sirish enjoys a taste of world cinema
Actor Allu Sirish is extremely excited after having had his first taste of the Cannes Film Festival. “I primarily went there to watch different kinds of films in different languages and to meet filmmakers from around the world. I also participated in a few seminars organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and FICCI at the India Pavilion,” Sirish says.
The young movie buff is enamoured of the global entertainment world. “After watching all those films, I realised how big the world of entertainment is, beyond Tollywood and Bollywood. Within India itself we are unaware of other regional industries,” he says.
Sirish had the opportunity to meet with tennis player-turned-Hollywood film producer Ashok Amritraj, Shaji Karun, Bharat Bala and several other Indian filmmakers. The actor also became acquainted with a Chinese stylist, a perfume-maker, and fellow cinema-lovers from Morocco, France and Argentina. “It was a very informative experience meeting all those people. We spoke about cinema mostly,” he says.