UTV’s Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz starrer BARFI! is certainly riding high! After making it to the Oscars, now the film received a standing ovation at the ongoing Busan Film Festival. The screening for the recently released BARFI! at the Busan film festival in South Korea received an astounding response from audiences. The film was screened for the sold-out show with over 4000 audiences watching the film.
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Ranbir Kapoor said, “We are thrilled by the amazing reception we have received from audiences who came from across the globe to attend the festival. We received a standing ovation at the end of the screening which was both exhilarating and humbling for us. BARFI! is a very special film for all of us involved. To see 4000 people here at this screening is truly inspiring! Now we would like for people in Korea to come back with their loved ones to watch the film in theatres.”
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While Priyanka Chopra said, “I am excited to share the BARFI! experience with audiences from the world. Showcasing the film at the Busan International Film Festival was a special experience for all of us in the team. I am thrilled with the response received for the film and also for my performance. This was the first film festival to showcase BARFI! and I’m looking forward to many more!”
Amrita Pandey, Executive Director – Syndication, International Distribution & Disney Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said, ” BARFI!’s success proves that audiences all over are embracing Indian cinema. Audiences are encouraging us as an industry to work with new ideas and subjects. The unprecedented response for the film across the globe in both traditional release markets and now – newer markets is a step in the right direction. We were very encouraged with the response tonight and are looking forward to the theatrical release in South Korea.”