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Madhur Bhandarkar off to Washington for a whirlwind trip

January 27, 2010 12:34:04 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Film maker Madhur Bhandarkar isn't resting. After travelling to Ajmer Sharif to thank the almighty for two more National Awards that have been attached to his name (courtesy FASHION), the film maker has now left for Washington for a quick trip. He would be there on 30th January, 2010 as a Cultural Ambassador and Guest of Honour in a function organized by Indian community to celebrate India's 60th year of independence. Madhur will share the stage with Honorable Governor of Washington, Senators, Congressmen and Community convener. He will also be honoured at this international forum amidst the august gathering.

"I am very glad at the extension of this invitation and take it to be an utmost honour. It is absolutely great and I will be happy to meet my fellows Indians in Washington. Indians are doing wonders in every corner of the world and I am proud to be an Indian", said Bhandarkar hours before boarding the flight to the US.

Bhandarkar will address the gathering with regards to Indian culture and contribution of Film Industry to the same. He will share his thoughts on the contemporary Indian cinema and how it has enriched the Indian Culture. He will also distribute the trophies to all participants who will derive inspirations from his presence.

Meanwhile closer home, there have been speculations around his next film after JAIL. It was stated that he is already in talks with certain actors and is about to finalize a film.

"At the moment it is too early to state anything", says Bhandarkar in a calm tone, "I am still juggling between scripts and anything that is reported is plain speculation. I will make an announcement when the time is right."

For the man whose films have now won as many as 11 National Awards, an announcement is bound to make meaty headlines. Aware about the buzz that this piece of news has created in the trade, Bhandarkar smiles, "After JAIL, I am just giving myself some breather before announcing my next film. It has been one long stretch of non-stop work for me and currently I am enjoying my nice-n-short break."