Academy Award-winning music composer AR Rahman on Monday was named the ambassador for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (BAFTA) ''Breakthrough Initiative''.
The initiative is supported by Netflix and aims to identify and support up to five talents working in film, games, or TV in India.
"This is a unique opportunity for promising artists to be supported by a world-renowned organisation, to not only make connections with other talented creatives across the world but to be mentored by BAFTA-winners and nominees. I am looking forward to seeing the brilliant talent chosen from India to be showcased on a global stage," Rahman said in a statement.
BAFTA Breakthrough India aims to facilitate the development of relationships between British talent and India's homegrown creatives. As part of BAFTA Breakthrough India, a jury of British and Indian industry experts will select five talents from across India to take part in the year-long mentoring and guidance programme.
The participants will receive one-to-one mentoring, global networking opportunities, free access to BAFTA events and screenings for 12 months, and full voting BAFTA membership.