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Filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar) will be in India on March 13 for the first time.

He will be discussing “The Future of Cinema” with Bollyood’s megastar Aamir Khan (Lagaan) in a conclave in a five star hotel in capital New Delhi, watched by few hundred over a dinner. Lasting about 90 minutes and ending around 09-30 pm, it will include questions from the attendees also. Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief of India’s leading newsmagazine “India Today”, will chair the session.

Describing Oscar winner Cameron’s movies, Conclave says: “…movies speak the language of immense courage and deep spirituality. His female heroes are fearless and all powerful, his men learn the power of conviction.” It talks about Cameron’s “dropping out of college to drive a truck for the local school district…selling the script of The Terminator to Hemdale Films for one dollar on the condition that he could direct it”.

“India Today Conclave 2010” whose theme is “New Decade: Great Expectations”, is being organized by “The India Today Group” at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on March 12 and 13.

“This decade holds great expectations for India and the world”, Aroon Purie, Group Chairman, says.

Speakers on other topics at the Conclave include ruler of Dubai, India’s key Government ministers, Cisco CEO, Google President of Global Sales, author Salman Rushdie, yoga expert Swami Ramdev, Harvard economics professor, Ford Motor CEO, Facebook co-founder, Godrej President, goal keeper of Indian hockey team, actors Ranbir Kapoor and Asin Thottumkal.

Canadian film director James Cameron’s sci-fi epic ‘Avatar’ has won a number of trophies at the inaugural Lumiere Awards.

The movie was awarded for best Live-Action 3D Feature, best 3D character (Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana) and achievement for marketing 3D content, among others, at the 3D Society’s first annual ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on February 23, reports the Daily Express.

The prizes were accepted by ‘Avatar’ star Giovanni Ribisi on behalf of the filmmakers.

Pixar’s family favourite ‘Up’ was named the Best 3D Feature, while Imax”s Under the Sea 3D was selected as the best documentary.

Brendan Fraser was also honoured with the 3D Talent award for performing in and producing ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.

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