Siddhartha Sinha gets Fonds Sud grant for Do Duni

MUMBAI: The CNC (Centre National de la Cinématographie) along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France has granted the Fonds Sud grant to Siddharth Sinha for his upcoming project Do Duni (Twosome).

Do Duni is being co-produced by Trompe le monde, Paris and Riva films, Germany while Anurag Kashyap is the Indian producer. 

The film, that involves the parallel narratives of the stories of two women, will go on the floors in Mumbai in October-November this year.

The script of the feature film had earlier been awarded the best co-production project. It also received Euro 5,000 from the Hubert Bal Fund at the NFDC Film Bazaar, Goa in 2009.

The Fonds Sud grant is given to a feature, documentary or animation film that is eligible for a theatrical release in France and has a French co-producer attached to it. The fund, initiated in 1984, has helped over 400 films from Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Gulf. The average aid provided under this grant is 110, 000 euros.

Indian filmmakers who received the grant earlier are names like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Jahar Kanungo and Sudhir Mishra.

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