Mumbai: No can deny producer Ritesh Sidhwani’s contribution in bringing about a significant change in the style of filmmaking and transforming Bollywood into a globally acknowledged institute of cinema and entertainment.
And precisely, that’s why the maverick filmmaker has been has been invited to lecture at the Harvard Business School!
Believe it or not, but the co-producer of ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Don 2’, Ritesh is among the elite panel who would address students at the top B-School’s campus in Boston, Massachusetts on March 24 and 25.
Harvard is celebrating India this year and theme of the conference is, India – The Next Frontier.
The Harvard officials selected Ritesh Sidhwani for the fact that the producer has been a frontrunner when it comes to the advent of new age cinema in Bollywood.
Talking to a daily, an insider from Ritesh’s production house revealed, “Everyone at the production house is excited. Ritesh is already planning out details of his visit. The event is being jointly organised by Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Ritesh has discussed this with Farhan Akhtar (co-founder of Excel Entertainment) too. They are the only film company to be invited from India.”
Ritesh, meanwhile, shared his excitement with the media saying, “It’s a huge honour for all of us at Excel Entertainment. We haven’t planned what to showcase at the conference from our repertoire as yet, but that decision will be finalised very soon.”