MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures in association with The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will be premiering Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi-6 in Dubai on 18 February.
The film’s cast, including Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and director Mehra, will be present at the DIFF premiere. The movie will release in the Middle East on 19 February.
DIFF artistic director Masoud Amralla al Ali said, "Since our first edition, DIFF has been committed to showcasing the best of Indian cinema and Bollywood, one of the most dynamic and exciting filmmaking centers in the world. Not only is Dubai home to a large Indian population, bringing in massive box office returns for Indian films, but the city’s location between East and West allows DIFF to introduce our guests from the Middle East and abroad to India’s rich cinema culture. Delhi 6, with its themes of community, belonging and love, falls perfectly in line with DIFF’s credo, ‘Building Bridges, Meeting Minds.’ We are honoured to provide a platform for UTV and Rakeysh Mehra to share their newest great collaboration with Dubai audiences."
UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur added, "Due to the overwhelming response in the UAE to our previous films, we have seen that Dubai as the regional film centre is a major market for us where cinema lovers of many nationalities appreciate the passion and insight of filmmakers like Rakeysh. We are looking forward to revisiting Dubai, where we gave DIFF audiences the first glimpse of the film, to show the finished work, which will be released wide on 19 February by our distribution partners Al Mansoor."
The Dubai premiere is being handled by Epigram Middle East. Epigram CEO Nabeel Abbas said, "Dubai is the entertainment hub of the Middle East, and as an extension of the role we play in creating innovative communication strategies for fine Indian cinema, we realized that it was about time we start operations in Dubai. Delhi 6 is our first Middle East promotion which we are extremely proud of. It is an honour to have the opportunity to associate with UTV Motion Pictures in bringing Rakeysh Mehra post Rang De Basanti for his film’s premiere screening to Dubai, along with his stars Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor."
The premiere will take place at the Grand Cineplex on 18 February at 7 pm.