Abhishek Bachchan discusses about The Evolving idea of the Bollywood Star at the Jagran Cinema Summit

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Mumbai: The idea of a Bollywood star is a constantly evolving one. As is the idea of mainstream cinema itself. In today’s scenario, solely being a part of a blockbuster film, does not qualify as being a Bollywood star. There are many aspects that contribute to being a star for today’s audience.

Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who has closely observed the concept of Bollywood star over years as a lead actor, and as a film industry kid; and has even evolved with changing times, will participate in the special session at the Jagran Cinema Summit, which will be held at Taj Santacruz on Friday, 21st September ’18.

The Jagran Cinema Summit is a day-long series of events that would focus on the future of cinema through conversations, panel discussions and detailed presentations.

The afternoon will start with a kick-off session with Director Rohit Shetty, in conversation with Mayank Shekhar, on How to become Audience’s BFF (Best Friend Forever)?

This would be followed by a Presentation on How effects make cinema special by Rajeev Kumar (Founder, Drishyam VFX) and Danny Wilson (VFX Supervisor, Drishyam VFX). They will throw light on how visual effects have become an integral part of filmmaking and how VFX has been a game changer for films around the world.

This will be followed by session with Actor Abhishek Bachchan in conversation with Mayank Shekhar on The evolving idea of the Bollywood Star.

The Summit will then gather around for the Plenary Panel Discussion, comprising film industry heads tackling the all-important question: Would Cinemas survive? with Vikramaditya Motwane (Filmmaker, Partner, Phantom Films), Director Ritesh Batra, Vijay Singh (CEO, Star Fox India), Actor & Director Nandita Das, Producer Dinesh Vijan, Devang Sampat (Director, Strategic initiatives, Cinepolis), Tanveer Bookwala (Digital Producer, Founder, Ding) and Actor Vivaan Shah. The panel will be moderated by Mayank Shekhar.

Next would be a Presentation on Way forward for Cinematic Virtual Reality by Chaitanya Chinchlikar (Whistling Woods VR Lab). He will shine a light on the World of Cinematic VR.

The Summit will conclude with a Conversation on Is it time to go OTT on OTT? with Producer Ekta Kapoor and Mayank Shekhar.

With a plethora of high profile actors, filmmakers, marketers and distributors sharing their insights on the imminent future of cinema, this exclusive summit will pave the way for opportunities across all areas in the Indian film industry.

Jagran Cinema Summit is an ‘initiative by Dainik Jagran’.