Indian music legend AR Rahman roped in as BAFTA Breakthrough ambassador

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AR Rahman is now BAFTA Breakthrough ambassador&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspInstagram

Oscar and Grammy-winning Indian composer AR Rahman has been roped in as ambassador of the BAFTA Breakthrough initiative in India. “I am happy to be working with BAFTA to discover some of the amazing talent that India has to offer in film, games and television,” Rahman stated.

“This is a unique opportunity for promising artistes to be supported by a world-renowned organisation, to not only make connections with other talented creatives across the world but to be mentored by BAFTA-winners and nominees. I am looking forward to seeing the brilliant talent chosen from India to be showcased on a global stage,” he added.

The initiative marks BAFTA’s first steps into India. The expertise hunt initiative will allow the Academy to establish and nurture as much as 5 skills working in movie, video games, or tv in India. The train, often known as BAFTA Breakthrough initiative, is a part of the Academy’s year-round effort to help new expertise, working alongside their Awards ceremonies.

“I am also incredibly grateful for the invaluable support of our brilliant ambassador AR Rahman, an industry leader in his creative work and someone who shares our passion for identifying and nurturing new talent. He is well positioned to support the initiative, with his broad spectrum of work drawing recognition across Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films, which will help BAFTA to appeal to a wide section of the industry,” stated Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA.

On Monday, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) shared that the purposes at the moment are open for BAFTA Breakthrough India, supported by Netflix.

As a part of the initiative in India, a jury of British and Indian trade consultants will choose 5 skills from throughout India to participate within the year-long mentoring and steerage program. The chosen expertise can even join with and be taught from the British and Indian inventive industries, and will probably be promoted as BAFTA Breakthrough artistes globally.


BAFTA Breakthrough has been operating within the UK since 2013 and in China since 2019, however this yr marks the primary time the initiative is recognising expertise from India. The jurors for Breakthrough India are nonetheless to be introduced.

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