Watch: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore discusses about a separate segment for sports at IFFI 2018

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2004 Athens Olympics silver medallist and the current Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and having the independent charge for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore recently spoke to the media where he discussed about a separate segment for sports at the ongoing International Film Festival of India held in Goa.

Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore sitting beside Akshay Kumar at IFFI 2018
Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore sitting beside Akshay Kumar at IFFI 2018

Rajyavardhan stressed that sports are an integral part of the country and a screening of films related to it will be an ideal way to promote the sport. Hollywood earlier had a phase where documentaries and films related to sports took the center-stage. Bollywood is in that phase now.

Biopics related to stars like Milkha Singh, Mary Kom, the Phogat sisters, MS Dhoni have been made in the near past and has been both commercially and critically successful as well. Moreover, biopics of other prominent sportspeople like Bhaichung Bhutia, P Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Mithali Raj, and Saina Nehwal are also in the works.

The Sports Minister rounded things off by paying a visit to the Goa’s Vedanta football academy. Meanwhile, the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India commenced today and will finish on 28th November. It will feature 212 movies from 68 different countries.

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