The prestigious 2009 South Asian Film Festival in New York, to be held between October 28 and November 3, will have a red carpet premier PNC’sFatso.
“Fatso is a fantastic film and it’s a great pleasure for us to make it our Centrepiece Premiere at the Festival”, says Galen Rosenthal, Director of the New York Film Festival.
Producer Pritish Nandy and Director Rajat Kapoor will attend the event in New York as special invitees of the Festival and will walk the red carpet
for Fatso. Joining them will be members of the film’s ensemble cast – Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag, Purab Kohli, Gunjan Bakshi and Neel Bhopalan.
Fatso will be releasing globally in January, says Rangita Pritish-Nandy, Creative Director of PNC and Producer of the film alongwith Pritish Nandy.
The South Asian International Film Festival is one of the most exciting events on New York’s cultural calendar and filmmakers from all over the world, of South Asian origin, compete to be part of it. “It’s a delight to be there”, says Rajat Kapoor, “and it shows the growing reach and global acceptance of Indian feature films”. For Producer Pritish Nandy, “It’s always been a challenge for us to get a romantic comedy into an international film festival as most of them prefer serious, issue based cinema, particularly from a country like India. We are honoured.”