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New Delhi, April 6

WHEN Chinese Premier Mr Wen Jiabao visits India it's not just going to be trade or defence talk. The two countries would also be looking at joint initiatives in the films sector.

According to Government sources, the two countries may sign an agreement for co-production of films as well as setting up a joint body to promote films in each other's country.

The Chinese Minister for Minister of State Administration of Radio, Film and Television had earlier visited India and had agreed on wide-ranging co-operation, including annual mutual visits by film delegations, hosting film weeks of either country, attending the other's international film festivals, co-production of films, showing the other's films and conducting co-operation in children's films, cartoons and documentary films.

Several Indian blockbusters like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Devdas and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam are popular in China.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 7, 2005)
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