Shah Rukh Khan's Fan moment

Nolan took the South Indian actor by surprise when he said he watched his "Paapanaasam".

Christopher Nolan is in India on a three-day trip. On Friday, March 30, he interacted with a couple of celebs including actor-director-politician Kamal Haasan.

Bollywood's King Khan met Hollywood's top filmmaker Christopher Nolan in Mumbai and Shah Rukh Khan confessed to be a fan of the man who has given us films like "The Dark Knight", "Inception" and "Interstellar".

Haasan writes, "Met Mr.Christopher Nolan".

Nolan is on a three-day trip to the country aimed at drumming up support for shooting on film, as he did for his 2017 World War II epic "Dunkirk", going against the trend in an industry which has widely embraced digital technology.

"Was surprised to know he had seen Paapanaasam", he added. The cause is very close to Nolan's heart as he has been a keen supporter of the "save film" campaign which advocates films from becoming extinct because of the digital format. Apologized for seeing "Dunkirk" in the digital format and in return I am sending "Hey Ram" in digital format for him to see.

"It is all about meeting people associated with the film industry to talk about the issue, which has brought him to India".

On the debate between celluloid and digital, Nolan explained that the emphasis is on co-existence. Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan, Shyam Benegal, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are all to have an informal bash with him.

Celebrated visual artist Tacita Dean is also on board to talk about preserving on film, and the necessity of determining new archival and exhibition standards that secure a film's future. He continues to use the traditional film for his movies.

  • Rogelio Becker