Renowned Indian film director Rahul Rawail has been appointed as the chairperson of the jury for the 45th Moscow International Film Festival, scheduled to begin next month. Rawail, who is known for directing powerful films like Love Story, Betaab, Dacait, and Arjun, has not made any films for the last 16 years. He expressed his pride in representing his country at such a prestigious festival.
In an interview, Rawail spoke about his reluctance to work in the film industry again due to the changing atmosphere, where stars have started dictating terms and directing directors. However, he remains open to directing another film on his own terms. When asked about the OTT platform, Rawail expressed his dissatisfaction with the interference of inexperienced individuals who know nothing about cinema and try to tell filmmakers how to make a film.
Rawail’s appointment as the chairperson of the jury for the Moscow International Film Festival is a significant achievement for the Indian film industry. It serves as a recognition of his immense contribution to Indian cinema and his talent as a director. The festival has always been a platform for diverse voices in cinema, and Rawail’s appointment is a testament to that fact.