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Full house at the World Premiere of documentary film, Inroads of India directed by Hemant Bhatia!
200 entertainment professionals, artists and South Asian community leaders packed the Rogers Theater at the Mississauga Living Arts Center for the special screenings of Hemant Bhatia’s directorial debut of the documentary: Inroads of India on December 4, 2010.
Guest of Honor Mr. Bhagat Taggar who was appointed by the Governor General of Canada (1996) as chairperson of the Employment Insurance Board for the Ontario regional division (Scarborough) opened the DVD ribbon to inaugurate the World Premiere of the film, Inroads to India.
Gurbax Singh Malhi, PC, MP is a Canadian politician, currently the Liberal Member of Parliament for Bramalea—Gore—Malton at the Canadian House of Commons since 1993 graced the evening with his presence.
Inroads of India is the first episode of the travelogue series that aims to explore India through an immigrant’s perspective. This is the journey that takes the film-maker Hemant Bhatia through memory lane as he rediscovers his India.
Inroads of India, is the tale of a journey that takes Hemant through an India that he took for granted. It explores the state of Maharashtra in India, its culture and people. Hemant is seeking to quench his longing for India since he immigrated to Canada. His quest leads him on to an unexpected spiritual journey.
Film-director Hemant Bhatia is the founder of Visions Unlimited Canada with an extensive experience in film-production & direction, acting & writing. Hemant had opportunities to work with some of the big names in the Bollywood industry like Shree Mahesh Bhatt, Smt. Asha Parekh, Shree Veeru Devgun, amongst others.
The Q&A afterwards proved quite enlightening as the Guest of Honour Mr. B Taggar who was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service 2002 and was appointed to the Commission in May 2005, elaborated the importance of culture and retaining the value systems by encouraging organizations that can support community leaders who have the ability to express and influence the coming generations.
This exclusively screening was in support of SICK KIDS FOUNDATION and all money raised from the collected donations at the two screening went towards the proceed of this noble cause.
The director’s vision is to make a series of such educational documentaries on the numerous states of India and perhaps collaborate with local channel that can broadcast the stories, Bhatia said he is already negotiating the broadcast of his film with a major TV network on the west side of Canada and is looking forward to partner with national carriers.
Bhatia humbly acknowledged the sponsors without whose support none of this was possible and added names like Jet Airways who generously provided free flights to India for the documentation and his film Editor Samuel Dass and EP Lucky Sanda, Tushat unadkat (MC), Manohar & Pinky (Potpourri Radio).
Early reports from Mr. Bhatia say that the gala event was a success and we ready to begin planning our next episode with the inclusion of more Canadian crew members.
The screening was covered by major TV networks such as ATN,FILMY(Sahara),PTC.
For further Screening & Interview with film-director Hemant Bhatia in your area contact: Lucky Sanda on 416-887-6537/ 6472618044, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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