Ujwal N Nirgudkar, the first Indian to join the Oscar Academy as a member-at-large, has made India proud in more ways than one.
Now, he is adding another feather to his overcrowded cap and making Indian entertainment industry shine with pride.
For the un-ordained, Ujwal N Nirgudkar is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences joining the class of 2017 along with other Indian members such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Irrfan Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone and the only jury member from the technical side.
This May 24-26, Nirgudkar is officially coordinating the Oscar Academy Award President John Bailey along with his wife, Academy Governor Carol Littleton’s visit to India.
Enthused Ujwal N Nirgudkar, “This is the first time in the last 90 years that an Academy President will be visiting India. We are really looking forward to this visit and we hope that the same will strengthen India’s international relations.”
Excited that the technically-sound and amazing visionaries in Bailey and Littleton, are as excited about the treasure-trove of Indian cinema with its unending regional myriad hues, Nirgudkar hopes to acquaint them with the same and go home enriched.
The agenda begin with the Power Couple being the Chief Guests at the 56th Annual Edition of State Awards For Marathi Cinema, as well as meeting and interacting with the Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and the Education & Cultural Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Vinod Tawde; visiting the National Museum of Indian Cinema at the Films Division; conducting a Master Class on The Art of Hollywood – The Interplay of Cinematography and Film Editing; interacting with students from film schools at Films Division organized by the Government of Maharashtra; attending a FICCI dinner; attending press conferences in Mumbai and New Delhi; meeting the Information & Broadcast Minister and the Chief Secretary, Information & Broadcast Ministry in Delhi over the span of five days.
Nirgudkar has ensured that the one beautiful moment that Bailey wished for is taken care of without the pressures of being in the limelight. He has created time for the couple to spend time to visit the Taj Mahal, the unique colossal and enduring monument to love. Moments to take home indeed!