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Bollywood heads for Cannes Film Market

Bollywood movies like 'Kambakkht Ishq','Aladin','Kites' are among the prominent ones to be showcased at Cannes.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai |
May 11, 2009 5:16:54 pm

Forthcoming Bollywood movies like ‘Kambakkht Ishq’,’Aladin’,’Kites’ and ‘What’s your Rashee’ are among the prominent ones to be showcased at the Cannes Film Market when the prestigious Film Festival gets under way from May 13.

Eros is promoting Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ starring Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar with a host of Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone,Brandon Routh,Denise Richards; and Saif Ali Khan’s first home production ‘Love Aajkal’ and Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Aladin’.

All three films are Eros co-productions and the company is distributing them worldwide.

UTV Motion Pictures will unveil its slate for 2009-10 to international distributors. ‘What’s Your Rashee’ directed by Ashutosh Gowariker with Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja in lead roles is a romantic comedy which will see Priyanka playing 12 roles.

‘Kaminey’ directed by Vishal Bharadwaj starring Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapur,’Rajneeti’ directed by Prakash Jha,Dharma Productions’ ‘Wake up Sid’ directed by Ayan Mukherjee starring Ranbir Kapoor,Konkana Sen Sharma and Rensil D’Silva’s untitled venture with Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan will be showcased at the Film Market.

Other UTV films include Arjun – The Warrior Prince directed by Arnab Chaudhari,Alibaba and the 41 thieves directed by Soumitra Ranade.

The UTV slate of films include ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia,a biopic with Imran Khan and Mahie Gill in the lead roles.

‘Aage Se Right’ directed by Indrajit Nattoji with Shreyas Talpade and Kay Kay Menon in the lead roles,’Hook Ya Crook’ directed by David Dhawan with John Abraham and Genelia D’Souza.

While,’Main Aur Mrs Khanna’ is directed by Prem Soni and starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Apart from marketing its forthcoming films,UTV is also focussing on non-traditional European,South East Asian and Latin American markets for their earlier films like ‘Jodhaa Akbar’,’Taare Zameen Par’,’Swades’,’Delhi 6′,’Dev D’,’Rang De Basanti’,‘A Wednesday’,’Welcome to Sajjanpur’,’Fashion’.

Big Pictures will unveil the first look of ‘Kites’

starring Hrithik Roshan,Barbara Mori and Kangana Ranaut and 17 of its art house films directed by Rituparno Ghosh,Amol Palekar among others.

Meanwhile,’Where are you Sophia?’ which marks the debut of Indian born Hollywood filmmaker Nagendra Karri will be premiered at the Marche du Film Market at Cannes on May 13.

Karri said the film is a psychological thriller and he was honoured to be part of one of the most respected events of the international film fraternity. Cannes gives me a strong platform to showcase my debut film to the world,he said.

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