PREMIER Christy Clark has appointed Arjun Sablok as Special Envoy for Film to India to help promote British Columbia to one of the largest film-producing countries in the world. Arjun, a Canadian who has lived in Mumbai for the past 25 years, takes on the unpaid role as an ambassador for the B.C. film industry, Clark announced during the B.C. India Trade Mission.
Arjun directed the 2013 TOIFA opening video.
He is the elder son of notary public Tarlok Sablok of Vancouver.
In 2012, Arjun produced a unique positive ad campaign that helped the Samajwadi Party in India’s most important state, Uttar Pradesh, win a spectacular victory.
Arjun directed “Neel and Nikki,” which was shot in B.C. in 2005. Before that he had directed “Na Tum Jaano Na Hum.” Arjun was Bollywood director and producer Yash Chopra’s assistant for years.
At the BC Film & Digital Roundtable in Mumbai, Clark congratulated international film special effects giant Double Negative for its decision to open a new state-of-the-art facility in Vancouver, gaining the city even more recognition as a digital hub and paving the way for more well-paying jobs for British Columbians.