Haider wins People’s Choice Award at Rome Film Festival

After making a mark in the country, Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider has wowed international audiences

Written by Screen Correspondent | Mumbai | Updated: October 31, 2014 1:00:52 am

Vishal Bhardawaj, Amrita Pandey and Shahid Kapoor Vishal Bhardawaj, Amrita Pandey and Shahid Kapoor

After making a mark in the country, Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider has wowed international audiences. The film had an Italian premiere on October 24, at the Rome Film Festival, and won the People’s Choice Award in the Mondo Genre (World genre). Haider was the only Asian film selected from among the seven contenders. Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and VB Pictures, Haider is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set in the backdrop of Kashmir, starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan.

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