Canada Mayor invites Abhishek Bachchan
Bollywood Trade News Network
Toronto mayor David Miller has personally invited Abhishek Bachchan and the star cast of GURU for the world premiere of GURU- India’s first mainstream international premiere in Canada. Says Mayor Mr. David Miller, "It's a pleasure to host the world premiere of GURU in Toronto. This presentation represents a landmark event for the city of Toronto and all of Canada. It is an unprecedented occasion for the city to have film artists of the stature of Mani Ratnam, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, along with the producer Bobby Bedi. That they would select our city is an indication of the high regard Indian filmmakers have for Toronto. This is an opportunity to bring Indian Cinema to a larger appreciative audience and, at the same time, to further develop economic, creative and personal ties between our two countries"
Abhishek Bachchan, who plays the main protagonist in the film seemed pretty excited about GURU being the first film to be premiered in Canada. Says Abhishek, "Hello, I'm Abhishek Bachchan. You have always come to see my movies and now its time to come and see you. Join me for the world premiere of my film GURU in Toronto, Jan 11, 2007. See you there!”
GURU will achieve another first- it will be the first Indian film to be distributed by a Canadian Distributor, Roger Nair Productions, the company behind the world premiere of GURU.
Mr. Padamm Kumar, COO, Roger Nair production said "It is indeed an honour to have the world premiere of GURU in Toronto, since it will be the first Indian mainstream film to do so. This has been path breaking and a landmark deal between Canada and India, in the process making Canada an official territory for Bollywood films. We chose Mani Ratnam's film because his films has a certain sensibilities attached, visually international and in content.”
Roger Nair productions will hold a world premiere in Toronto with most of the cast and crew attending on January 11th 2007 including Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, R Madhavan, AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam at the prestigious Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, where most of Hollywood films are premiered.
The organizers are expecting around 10,000 people to line up the street for a glimpse of the Abhishek Bachchan and Aiswarya Rai for the red carpet premiere in true Hollywood style.
The film opens in theaters Canadawide Cineplex, AMC and Empire January 12th, 2007.