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Chief Minister on Thursday night inaugurated the 07th edition of the Bangalore International Film Festival at Ambedkar Bhavan in Bangalore. The week long festival showcases more than 170 films from 40 countries.

Siddaramaiah who wished the festival a huge success said that his government will do all the help the Kannada film industry needs. 'I welcome the request of a new Film policy and I request Information Minister Roshan Baig to hold talks with the Kannada film industry people and chart out the problems they are facing a frame a new policy in the interest of the Kannada film industry' said Siddaramaiah.

The Chief Minister also reiterated the need for quality films in the future. 'Along with the quantity of the films, the film industry is churning out, quality films is also very important. Cinema is a powerful medium and we must be extra cautious as there are chances that it may pollute the rich culture and sacred heritage of Karnataka' said Siddaramaiah.

In the jam packed event at the Ambedkar Bhavan, ministers Roshan Baig, Ramalinga Reddy, Umashri, actress-director Suhasini Maniratnam, well know cinematographer-director Govind Nihalini, Yash, Meghana Raj, festival director Vidyashankar, KFCC president H D Gangaraju, KCA chairman Rajendra Singh Babu and others were present at the occasion.


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