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Pagglait Producer Guneet Monga Becomes Recipient Of The French Honour

Guneet Monga
Producer of the film Pagglait, Filmmaker Guneet Monga is to be conferred with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters), which is the second-highest French civilian honour.

Monga is a BAFTA nominee and one of the first Indian producers inducted to be in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Guneet Monga is one of the most renowned filmmakers across the globe and has produced many content-rich projects.

She is also the founder of Sikhya Entertainment which has produced many critically acclaimed and content-driven films like Masaan, What Will People Say, Haramkhor, The Lunchbox, Peddlers and the Oscar-winning documentary short film- Period, End of Sentence.

Monga also co-founded Indian Women Rising, a cinema collective, which helped in the run of Bittu, the critically acclaimed short film at the Oscars.

The French Consulate offered the title to Monga in honour of her diverse accomplishments as a young filmmaker. The honour is given to filmmakers who break the geographical boundaries with their films and create content that touched the hearts of people beyond demographical boundaries.

Before Monga, many other celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nandita Das, Shahrukh Khan, Anurag Kashyap, Amitabh Bachchan and many others have been facilitated with this honour. In Hollywood, stars like Leonardo Dicaprio, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and many others have also been honoured with it.

This honour is one of the many proofs of Monga’s diverse work as a filmmaker with a diverse range of content and the invaluable contribution she has given to world cinema.

Guneet Monga will be given the honour on the 13 of April 2021 at a ceremony in New Delhi. The honour will be presented by the Ambassador of France on behalf of the French authorities.

Check out our interview with Pagglait star Sanya Malhotra here: 

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