India-France join hands in co-producing films

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) India’s song-and-dance routines will soon meet France’s scenic locales and production technology as the two countries have entered an agreement to co-produce films in future.

India’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and French Culture and Information Minister Federic Mitter signed the agreement on behalf of the two governments at Hyderabad House Monday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were present while the agreement was signed.

The agreement is expected to help the film industries of both the countries in gaining access to latest and better film production technology as well as shooting locations.

Sarkozy, accompanied by wife Carla Bruni and a large ministerial and business delegation, is on a three-day visit to India.

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