MUMBAI: Yash Raj Filmsâ€™ Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De! India will be premiered in London and Los Angeles.
These launch events are centre pieces of festivals that celebrate India and Indian culture in the UK and USA.
The London premiere to be held on 9 August at Somerset House is amidst the event called India Now â€“ a three-month season celebrating the London-India affinity.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said, “We have many events throughout the three month duration of India Now, however the world premiere of Chak De! India will undoubtedly one of the biggest and most exciting. It is a great honour for London to host this premiere of a film which, like so many Bollywood blockbusters, will touch the hearts and minds of millions across the world.â€
The Los Angeles premiere, to be held on 10 August, is a part of ‘India Splendor’, the festival which runs from 10 – 15 August and is a showcase of India’s arts, business, technology, food, dance, spirituality on the occasion of India’s 60th anniversary of independence.
Chak De! India will be the opening night film of India Splendor. Present on the occasion will be the director Shimit Amin and the screenwriter Jaideep Sahni.