It’s a dream run for Onir. Post his National Award win for I Am, the director has been extended an official invitation from Cannes to be part of the Festival’s Producer’s Network.


Sanjay Suri and Onir’s I Am recently bagged the National Award for Best Hindi Film, the first of its kind crowd sourced mainstream Hindi film, co-produced by over 400 people from 35 cities across the world.

Says director Onir, “ I am on seventh heaven right now. With all this good news coming my way, I feel rejuvenated once again. First the award and now this, it’s overwhelming. It still has to sink in. I cannot thank my friends and everyone who has supported me enough.”

With three films in production, the director will pitch the projects and discuss the same at length at the Cannes Film Festival’s Producers Network. Both, Onir and actor-producer Sanjay Suri will be present at the network to discuss their projects.

“This year Sanjay and I will be producing three films: Chauranga, Coach Kameena and my own directorial venture, Shab. It is exciting that we will have the chance to present the projects there,” adds the director.

Right after receiving his award in Delhi, the director is set to travel to the Cannes Film Festival.




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