Imtiaz Ali is not the only leading filmmaker who has agreed to unconditionally support Mangesh Hadawale's globally feted drama Dekh Indian Circus.
After Vivek Oberoi's unceremonious ouster as the film's co-producer the team was desperately looking for a known celebrity face for the film. After Imtiaz Ali, it's Vidhu Vinod Chopra who has agreed to support the film in every way possible.
Recently, Chopra was shown portions of the film and he insisted that the trailer of Dekh Indian Dekh (DIC) be attached to the new Vidhu Vinod Chopra production Ferrari Ki Sawaari which opens this Friday, thereby throwing the entire DIC team into a tizzy.
Says the film's producer Mahavir Jain, "Frankly, we were taken aback when after seeing bits of our film Vinod Chopraji insisted that our trailer not only be attached to Ferrari Ki Sawaari but that our trailer would be screened in theatres immediately before their feature film starts. We were overwhelmed. But our trailer was not ready. We had to get cracking overnight to make sure the trailer is ready and attached to Ferrari Ki Sawaari on time."
Apparently, one of the reasons why the trailer was delayed was because Imtiaz Ali's name now replaces Vivek Oberoi's in all the publicity.
Says Jain cautiously, "The film's publicity and promotion will now read Imtiaz Ali Presents Dekh Indian Circus. We're making modifications according. We're happy to get the support of prominent film persons like Imtiaz Ali and Vinod Chopra. As for Vivek Oberoi, let's just say it was mutually agreed among him and us producers that it's better to part ways."