MAMI BYTES – Siddharth Roy Kapur on JIO MAMI 2015
JIO MAMI 2015 is in the true sense a symbol of Mumbai’s fighting spirit. Not only has the festival risen from a low point, with the key sponsor backing out last year, but promises to be a grander festival this year with its numerous cinematic offerings. If MAMI has been able to achieve all this and more, it is due to the faith and unprecedented support that the film fraternity have extended to reinstate the festival.
MAMI’s board of Trustees comprises noted names from the media industry including the likes of Kiran Rao (Chairperson), Nita Ambani (Co-Chair), Anupama Chopra (Festival Director), filmmakers Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Vikramditya Motwane, actors Deepika Padukone, Riteish Deshmukh, Anand Mahindra (Chairman & MD, Mahindra Group), Ajay Bijli (Chairman & MD, PVR Ltd.), Siddharth Roy Kapur (MD, Disney India) and Manish Mundra (Producer).
We got talking to Siddharth Roy Kapur, MD, Disney India on his presence at MAMI, what Jio MAMI 2015 has to offer, the significance of such film festivals and more.