U.S. stars, execs Bollywood-bound
Danny Glover, Ben Silverman among attendeesNEW DELHI -- Danny Glover and NBC Universal co-chair Ben Silverman are two of the American delegates headed to India's biggest annual media industry event, next month's FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai.
Silverman -- whose company paid $150 million for a 26% stake in Indian broadcaster New Delhi Television last year -- will lead a U.S. delegation that will include Glover, veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose and Microsoft chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie.
The U.S. is the partner country for the 10th edition of Frames, which is organized by the New Delhi-based Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The U.S.-India Business Council in Washington is the event's institutional partner.
Also set to attend are Amit Khanna, chairman of Reliance Big Entertainment, "Elizabeth" director Shekhar Kapur and iconic Bollywood producer-director Yash Chopra, whose Yash Raj Films recently co-produced "Roadside Romeo," Disney's first film animated in India.
Bollywood director Karan Johar and actresses Bipasha Basu and Preity Zinta also will attend, as will senior executives from such companies as Time Warner, Discovery, Google and Intel.
FICCI Frames runs Feb. 17-19.