Noting that films have left an impact on his life, Union Minister and Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore today said the indomitable spirit of protagonists as shown in movies was worth emulating.
"The dialogues from the film, the songs and the actors have impeccable impact on the life of the audience. I, too, had a collection of films which I used to watch. The films had an impact on my life, especially the spirit of the hero -- not to give up -- that is something we need to emulate," Rathore told reporters on the sidelines of the concluding function of the IFFI 2016.
Rathore, who had won the silver medal in double trap shooting in 2004 Athens Olympics, said patriotism has always been a prominent aspect of Indian films.
"First, there were films on the soldiers and now the movies are produced on sportsman," the Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said.
He said Indian film producers are experienced in their art and are acclaimed worldwide.
"The kind of films that they produce are worth admiring. Our films like 'Three Idiots' are admired even in a country like Korea," Rathore said.
"Our actors are working in Hollywood too. That is something we should feel proud about," he added.
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