Steven Spielberg's The BFG also releases today. It is a fantasy story set in a country of giants. Actor Mark Rylance plays the BFG or the Big Friendly Giant and the film narrates the story of his bond with a young girl, Sophie
Based on the beloved 1982 children's book by Roald Dahl, The BFG charts the fantastical friendship between a young orphan named Sophie (played by Ruby Barnhill), and a 'Big Friendly Giant' (played by Mark Rylance)
"She has gone there (West) and represented India. She has also impressed them. I am sure they would be looking at us (Indian actors) in a different light and that is amazing. Kudos to her," says Parineeti
Sharen K. Davis (costume designer), Roger Ross William (documentary), Laura Karpman, (music) and Kevin Collier (sound) are also part of the newly constituted board.
"Then even after Close Encounters came out and was a big hit - once again - I tried to get on a Bond film. And they still didn't think I was right for the part. Twice I tried to get on a Bond film and now they can't afford me. So Barbara Broccoli, forget it," said the director
Excerpt "I have a strong gut feeling about what I've just read. It takes a very, very, very quiet, tiny whisper to get me to say, 'This one is for me. I'm not going to give this away and produce it through my company. I'm taking this for myself'," Steven Spielberg said.
"Being the voice of the Big Friendly Giant of the Stephen Spielberg film in Hindi .. a fascinating tale," Big B wrote on Twitter
On a promotion tour for his latest movie The BFG, Mr Spielberg revealed: "Peter was so busy with The Hobbit that it took him away from Tintin and he's doing another film for my company now."
Reliance Entertainment has planned a pan-India release for the film in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu
Asked if the studio plans to make the Indiana Jones universe the same way as Star Wars, Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "Not like Star Wars, no. But we hope right now, we're focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort"
"I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans. The one thing I will tell you is I am not killing off Harrison (Ford) at the end of it," Steven Spielberg said
"All of us have to believe in magic. The worse the world gets the more magic we have to believe in. That magic will give us hope and hope is everything for me," Steven Spielberg told reporters after a press screening of the film