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15 May 2019

Belarusfilm to start shooting first Indian movie soon

Belarusfilm to start shooting first Indian movie soon
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MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – The movie industry is a promising avenue of cooperation for Belarus and India. Cooperation prospects between the two countries were discussed by Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich who is authorized to promote cooperation with India, and Dr. Lalit Chokhani, Belarus’ Honorary Consul in Mumbai, on 15 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Council of the Republic.

The Belarusfilm movie studio is getting ready to shoot its first Indian movie. “We believe that this project will become a kind of locomotive for bilateral partnerships in the movie industry,” Lalit Chokhani said.

The honorary consul told Mikhail Myasnikovich about other projects to be implemented by the Indian business in Belarus. An Indian company is considering cooperation with Orsha Linen Mill. “Belarusian linen is of interest to our investors; this project holds a lot of promise,” he said.

Apart from that, the parties reviewed progress in implementing a project to set up an R&D center to produce innovative solid medicines on the premises of the Academpharm company affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences. The project is run together with Cipla Limited, one of India’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. The center will manufacture medicines to treat HIV, hepatitis B and C, as well as Alzheimer's disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Cipla has already invested $1 million in the project. The total amount of investment is estimated at $10 million. Belarus wants this project to be a success, Mikhail Myasnikovich noted.

The parties also discussed the forthcoming visit of a Cipla delegation to Minsk in the summer of 2019. The delegation will be led by Non-Executive Chairman of the company Yusuf Khwaja Hamied.


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