The film, Tigers, has seen the unlikely collaboration between Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi and Academy award-winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic. It made its premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2014 and was set to release in India on March 6. The film is a based on the true story of a Pakistani sales agent who turns whistleblower against a multinational company producing potentially harmful baby food.
But a message by Tanovic on Monday has indicated that Tigers might be delayed. “Indian producers are fighting each other since 2 years now. I didn’t mind it but now it’s really hurting (the) movie as fed up distributors leave,” Tanovic tweeted, about the film’s co-producers Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic.
Monga later explained the situation. “Basically we had to postpone its March release in India because of the cricket World Cup. We need him (Tanovic) to understand how the Indian market works; but there is no fighting, it is just strategising and re-strategising,” she said.
Clarifying that she, co-producer Chaudhary and the Bosnian director were in touch with each other and that there were no problems between them.
Monga said, “The film has extremely controversial content. So it can’t follow the release strategy of say, The Lunchbox, that grew over a period of 20 weeks. We are figuring out a new date and will make a joint announcement soon.”