John Bailey visiting Taj Mahal with his wife Carol Little
John Bailey visiting Taj Mahal with his wife Carol Little

Academy president John Bailey visits Taj Mahal with wife Carol Little

ANI | Updated: May 28, 2019 09:23 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 28 (ANI): John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and his wife Carol Little visited the Taj Mahal on Monday.
Captivated by the beauty of the Taj Mahal, the monument of love, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Bailey told ANI that the experience is even better than a movie.
"All Americans have an understanding of the importance, the symbolic and cultural aesthetic and beauty of the Taj Mahal. So, for us to actually see it live is like, better than a movie," Bailey told ANI.
The couple was received by the mayor of Agra, Navin Jain. During his interaction with the mayor, Bailey discussed the future collaboration between Indian and American cinema.
"Just in the few days that we have been here, Carol and I have begun to get an understanding of the richness, diversity and all the languages that Indian cinema is produced in. We are still just discovery since there are more movies made in India than anywhere else in the world, maybe 3 or 4 times more than we make in America. This is a strong signal to us that we very much want to increase the relationship with India," Bailey said.
Bailey has been the academy chief for the past two years. He recently attended the 56th Maharashtra State Film Awards as chief guest and is also expected to visit Delhi during his stay in India. (ANI)