BOMBAY TALKIES has officially been announced for a Gala screening at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2013. The film produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Flying Unicorn Entertainment is directed by India’s leading filmmakers including Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee.
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The film is a celebration of the commemoration of 100 years of Indian Cinema and encapsulates the array of emotions through which millions of fans across the country are unanimously connected. It includes an exceptional cast of Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem; including cameos by Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.
This would be the second year in a row for Viacom 18 Motion Pictures at the Cannes. The studio debuted in 2012 with Anurag Kashyap’s directorial; GANGS OF WASSEYPUR and GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 and this year will be representing BOMBAY TALKIES.
Karan Johar who has been known for his larger than life cinema comments on the news, ”Extremely honored that our omnibus endeavor has been officially selected at Cannes…. Can’t wait to walk the red carpet with Dibakar, Anurag and Zoya.”
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Zoya Akhtar says, ”I have never been to Cannes and I always felt if I go it should be with a film. Things worked out even better as it’s not just a film but also 3 friends Karan, Dibakar and Anurag with me. It’s going to be a blast”.
Dibakar Banerjee says, ”Thrilled to walk the red carpet following Karan, Zoya and Anurag leading the way and representing Indian cinema!”
Anurag, the only director from the quadruple who debuted at the Cannes back in 2011 says, ”I am so happy our film is screening at Cannes. Happy to be back there.”
Commenting on the announcement, Ashi Dua of Flying Unicorn Entertainment, the co-producer of the film said, ”Our film BOMBAY TALKIES has made it to one of the most prestigious film festivals – Cannes. I am extremely happy that the film has received such an overwhelming response internationally. This means many more people across the globe will be celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema with us”
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