The official policy this year was simple: taking ‘India’ to Cannes. Not just Bollywood. The idea was to make India the story, writes actress and a member of the Central Board of Film Certification Vani Tripathi.
Whether or not the Modi government had any direct role to play in making Reliance Defence an offset partner of Dassault will be extremely hard to prove. But controversy over it is likely to linger for several more weeks in the Indian political landscape.
The ministry's statement came a day after French publication 'Mediapart' quoted Francois Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for French aerospace giant in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale deal.