Rahul Mittra, Randhir Kapoor & Rahul Rawail to open ‘Namaste Vietnam’ festival                                          


Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma and Consul General of India Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi will be hosting the 10-day mega festival curated by Rahul Bali

Our Bureau
New Delhi

In line with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent announcement where he reiterated the importance of Vietnam as key to India’s Act East policy, the people of Vietnam are all set to be mesmerised by the fragrance of India as the first-ever NAMASTE VIETNAM FESTIVAL is scheduled to be held in Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang from August 12 to 21, 2022.   

A big delegation from the Indian Film industry led by award-winning filmmakers Rahul Mittra, Umesh Shukla, Rahul Rawail, Kumar Mangat, Shree Narayan Singh, Mikhil Musale, Rajesh Mapuskar, Chandrakant Singh, Kiran Kumar Koneru, Nitin Tej Ahuja along with actors Randhir Kapoor, Raima Sen, ‘Balika Vadhu’ star Avika Gor, Soma Laishram, Himakshi Kalita, Sulakhyana Baruah, film and lifestyle journalists Komal Nahta and Ruchika Mehta, amongst others will walk the Red Carpet at the Festival.

A book on the biggest showman of Indian cinema, ‘Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’, penned by Rahul Rawail, will also be released at the opening of the festival.

The festival will be a part of the celebrations of 75 years of Indian Independence – Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav — as well as a mark 50th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam. It will be organised by the Indian Embassy, Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City & Innovations India.

Indian Ambassador Pranay Verma and Consul General of India Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi will be hosting this coveted 10-day mega festival, curated by Captain Rahul Bali (retd) who has been successfully curating film festivals of India across the globe.

The mega-festival will have activities ranging from events, workshops and meets pertaining to culture, trade, investment, education, healthcare and tourism. The proposed events apart from reconnecting the entrepreneurs of both sides post Covid to explore business opportunities in different sectors will also create awareness on India’s diverse culture.

This festival will be a confluence of culture and commerce and is expected to become a great networking platform to foster dialogue for bilateral relations between both the countries to boost tourism, trade, art, culture, music and films.

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