If you ask any Indian living abroad on their most anticipated film, you’d probably hear any of the ‘Khan’ releases. It could’ve been Veer, 3 Idiots, Kurbaan or My Name Is Khan. All these films had one thing in common – ‘Khan’s’. Come May 21, things might change yet again. There will be an uproar, there will be new marketing strategies involved, there will be a revolutionary change in Indian cinema, there will be a time when the ‘Khan’s’ may well have to take a back seat because the old player will rise yet again to remind them that ‘he’ exists. ‘Roshans’ are making their comeback – a come back with a vengeance to change the shape and style of Indian cinema, that’s what the makers quote.
And this is what we call an ‘exclusive’ of all ‘exclusives’. For the first time before the release of their film Kites, both Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan have lend their voice and their opinion on whether Kites will be a revolutionary change in Indian cinema, especially in the overseas market. Here’s what the father and son have to say about Kites.
Producer of Kites, Rakesh Roshan says, “We are very excited about the release of Kites in the overseas, especially in the UK. Yes it’s indeed, one of a kind film, which will witness the widest release ever. For the first time, an Indian Film will be releasing in English and Hindi version, one for the diaspora audience and the other for the International audience across cultures and races.
Kites is unique in many ways, it will also showcase for the first time an International (Mexican) actress, Barbara Mori in the lead. And the English and Spanish version is being presented by Brett Ratner. So yes, this film is going to sail across boundaries. And we are hoping to tap new markets which have never been attempted so far. However, it’s too early to comment on the Spanish premiere.”
Hrithik Roshan adds, “Kites is a very special film for me. It embarks my return after three and a half years, and yes I’m equally excited about its worldwide release. We all had conviction in the concept of Kites and always felt that this film can cross boundaries and break the borders of language and geography. Kites can become something that will be completely new to what we’ve ever seen in India or in the world. And we all have collectively achieved that. It is a film which will appeal to people across cultures and ethnicity and will hopefully change the way people look at Indian cinema in the overseas.”