BY ESE DIBEBI
Ajjampur Ghanashyam, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria has reiterated the willingness of his country to assist Nigeria in developing its film industry by partnering with her.
He made this statement in Abuja yesterday at the News Agency of Nigeria forum. “Nollywood may be relatively a recent phenomenon compared with the Indian film industry but there is scope for both of us to develop concepts from each other,” Ghanashyam said.
Talking about the advent of Bollywood, the High Commissioner said, “Indian Film Industry started in 1913. We had our centenary about two years ago. We have made about 78,900 movies in 18 languages, that is why the Indian film makers are called the dream merchants.“
He added that Nigeria’s film industry had the potential to contribute more to the nation’s economy.