A short film titled “Neighbourhood Ties” by Diya Ghosh, daughter of filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, has been chosen for the Cannes Film Festival.
Sujoy tweeted a screenshot of the festival’s website where Diya’s film was mentioned.
“Daughter’s first short film gets selected in Cannes short film corner. Jo baap nahi kar paya, beti ne kar dikhaya (What the father could not do, the daughter did it),” he wrote on Sunday.
Diya’s movie, a comedy, is 10 minutes long.
Sujoy’s friends like director Sanjay Gupta and music composer Vishal Dadlani congratulated him for his daughter’s achievement.
Gupta wrote: “Incredible buddy. What a proud proud moment. God bless her pappa – the Great.”
Dadlani tweeted: “Despite you, not because of you! Seriously, though, I’m so incredibly happy and so incredibly proud, I can only imagine how you feel, Sujoy. Only the beginning for Diya!”
The annual Cannes Film Festival commenced on May 8 and will conclude on May 19.