Anupam Sharma – Festival Director of the AFFI: Australian Film Festival of India.
Encore Magazine listed him as one of the fifty most influential people in Australian film.
As well as a festival director and television personality, Anu is a renaissance man: director, actor, producer, and author. He is also most excellent fun, and we talked earlier in the year as Anu was calling for contestants on the SBS show Bollywood Star, a series he would later appear in, as the head judge.
Last year was a big year for Anupam. As well as loads of projects on the go, it was the inaugural year of the AFFI. This year, the AFFI teamed up with more Aussie/Bolly heavyweights to bring a huge festival of Australian film to Indian audiences, not the least of which was a Baz Luhrrman retrospective, apt because stylistically you don't get much more Bollywood in the way of Aussie films.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love this part of the world, so I really wanted to find out how the second AFFI went, and it has just wrapped up.
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