Maharashtra State Marathi Film Awards 2019 will be held on May 26. The Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde announced that John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will be a special invitee for the ceremony.
Talking to a leading daily Mr. Tawde “It is for the first time that the president of the academy will be part of an awards ceremony in India. This is an effort to highlight the experiments and the initiatives being taken in Marathi cinema,” Mr. Tawde said.
The State Film Awards is a prestigious event for the Marathi film industry and it is indeed an honout that Mr. Bailey will be attending the event. He was personally extended the invitation by Academy member Ujjwal Nirgudkar. Mr. Bailye will be in Mumbai on May 25 and 26. During his two-day stay he is expected to meet the members of the film fraternity.