An end-of-summer update

As the closing days of August are drawing us ever closer to the definite end of summer in Sweden we take a moment to reflect on what the month has brought us.

As many know, one should in general not have too great expectations on any of the summer months in Sweden – the country slows down to close to a standstill as half of the population goes on holiday abroad and the other half acquires a more laid-back approach to their daily tasks.

This notwithstanding , it has actually been quite a good time for Connecting Bollywood – several projects are moving forward, slowly but surely, and we have also made some new acquaintances! Arguably the most important of these, at least in the long run, is Kunnie (Kunzang) Topden who we teamed up with recently and who, among many other things, runs the non-profit organisation SIFA (the Swedish-Indian Film Association). Kunnie and her SIFA managed to have parts of an Indian movie, Dil Jo Bhi Kahe (“Follow your heart”), shot in Stockholm already back in 2004, years before we got our first project here. She has experience in the industry, has many friends in both India and Sweden and she loves movies just as much as we do – we expect there to be much to gain from this new-found relationship!

In additional news the company plans to make a trip to India in September to entertain contacts with our friends there and also to be present at the premiere screening of our first project “1920 – Evil Returns”.  Details on exact dates and itinerary is coming up shortly – if you are in India during later September and early October and want to meet up, just let us know and we will make it happen!

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