A feather in the cap for The Tashkent Files fame director, Vivek Agnihotri. On Tuesday, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) appointed him on their governing council. Sources confirmed this news.
This makes it a historic moment for him, as this is the first time a film industry person got this role. As the news of his appointment came out, congratulatory tweets also started coming in. One of them was as follows :
Congratulations @vivekagnihotri for being appointed as the new cultural representative for the film industry at the #IndianCouncilForCultureRelations. This is the first time that the film industry representative is included in the General Assembly of @ICCR_Delhi #VivekAgnihotri pic.twitter.com/gh49A8n352
— Box Office India (@boxofficeindia) September 15, 2020
Further, Vivek is also a member of the Central Board Of Film Certification.
The ICCR was founded in the year, 1950. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was independent India’s first education minister, had found it.
While the council’s objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs pertaining to India’s external cultural relations.
As a director, Vivek made his debut in Bollywood with the 2005 film, Chocolate. It started Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi, and Sunil Shetty among others.
His other films include Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Hate Story, Buddha in a Traffic Jam, and Junooniyat. However, success came to him the most, with last year’s The Tashkent Files.
Vivek’s career had started in advertising, wherein he worked as a creative director. He directed several campaigns for Gillette and Coca Cola. His work also included directing tv serials.
Indeed a proud moment for Vivek Agnihotri and the entire film industry.