Hyderabad : Hollywood Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies and the founder director of Indywood , Sohan Roy honored with a special award at the closing ceremony of the Telangana – Bengali Film Festival for his outstanding contribution towards world cinema. The award was handed over to him recently at an event titled Aayana -2018 held at Hyderabad. The closing ceremony also honored various personalities who contributed significantly to Indian films throughout their career.
The Award Winning Hollywood Film Director, CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies, Sohan Roy is also being recognized for supporting Indian film industry through various projects. He leads the USD 10 billion Project Indywood which aims to elevate the Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporates.
The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood plans to initiate 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.
Aries Group is one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East with 48 companies operating in 15 countries. Sohan Roy’s Hollywood directorial venture Dam999 won national and international accolades, including five Oscar selections. Besides, he pioneered the concept of building dual 4K multiplexes and 4K Atmos home cinemas in less space.
Sohan Roy, listed as one of the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in Middle East 2017 by Forbes Middle East, is a member of New York-based International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences (IATAS). He also listed amongst the Top 50 Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes 2015 and 2016.