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EghtesadOnline: An Indian movie director believes that there are many similarities between the Iranian and Indian cultures and India has adopted a lot from the Iranian one.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA here on the recent Iranian Film Festival in New Delhi, Sanjay Mitwa said, “India and Iran enjoy strong bilateral relations since many centuries and India has adopted a lot from the Iranian culture, especially on the handcrafts.”

On his experience about the Iranian films, he said, “It was my first chance to attend an Iranian Films Festival. Being a true artist & director, it was a great moment for me to interact with Iranian artists & people. I found close similarity between the Iranian and Indian cultures.”

“So, movies presenting these connections will be hit in both Iran and India and will help the people from both the countries to know more about each other.” Added the seasoned expert of the Indian film industry Bollywood.

Terming movie and music as the strongest means for strengthening the ties between different nations, Mitwa said, “Art and culture including movie and music are not limited to a particular boundary. These have their own languages which are being understood by everybody in every country. Art and culture have always played important roles in strengthening of relations among the nations all over the world.”

Wishing to produce a joint Iran-India movie, he said, “I will love to direct & produce a joint Iran-India movie so that the people of the two great countries can understand each other better.”

Terming the recent Iranian Film Festival in New Delhi to mark the 60th anniversary of establishment of the cultural relations between Iran and India as a golden opportunity for the interaction between the artists from both the countries, Mitwa said, “the four-day event provided a golden platform for the artists as well as the art-loving people from both Iran and India to share their rich experiences on movies and cultures.”

“To continue this trend, the Indian government shall organize an Indian film and cultural festival in Iran so that the exchange of art and culture between the two can keep flowing.” He added.

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