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EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, DHOBI GHAT make it to Shanghai International Film Festival
June 14, 2012 07:05:33 PM IST updated June 15, 2012 02:13:57 PM IST By Glamsham Editorial
EK MAIN AUR EKK TU produced by UTV and Dharma Productions and directed by Shakun Batra, DHOBI GHAT produced by Aamir Khan Productions and directed by Kiran Rao and BOLLYWOOD: THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD produced by UTV and Shekhar Kapur and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist, have been selected to be screened at the prestigious 15th Shanghai International Film Festival to be held in Shanghai from 16th-24th June 2012
EK MAIN AUR EKK TU DHOBI GHAT
These films from UTV's line-up represents 3 different forms of cinema and is a great showcase for India at the festival. The movies will be presented in the Panorama Section of the festival. Previously the Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer - JODHAA AKBAR, from UTV's slate was screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2009.
UTV Motion Pictures' foray into newer markets like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Latin America, South Korea, Turkey, Romania, Russia, and Italy in the past has led to the wider showcasing of films produced by the studio. Many of UTV's acclaimed titles have, in the past, travelled in the festival circuit including JODHAA AKBAR, A WEDNESDAY! WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR, OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE!, MUMBAI MERI JAA, CHILLAR PARTY and WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR and more recently DELHI BELLY and PAAN SINGH TOMAR amongst others.
''China is a booming market for movies and is growing at a scorching pace. There is an increasing interest for Indian content in many Asian markets like China, South Korea and Taiwan. We recently released DELHI BELLY in mainstream cinemas in Hong Kong and we have seen an encouraging response. At UTV, we send our movies to film festivals in our focus markets and The Shanghai International Film Festival is a perfect platform to showcase our movies and to get an opportunity for 3 movies is a rare honour!'' says Amrita Pandey, Executive Director - Syndication, International Distribution & Disney Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV.