MUMBAI: Reliance BIG Entertainment’s movie arm BIG Pictures unveiled the first look of Kites, at a press conference held in Cannes.
Present at the conference were director Anurag Basu and writer, producer Rakesh Roshan along with actors Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori. The cast and crew unveiled a teaser trailer and posters of the movie.
The cast and crew of the film will be present during all activities related to Kites at the festival.
In the international markets, Kites will release in the English language version where as in India, the film will release in the Hindi version, which has been shot simultaneously.
BIG Pictures COO Sunir Kheterpal says, "We are proud to be associated with Filmkraft for marketing and distributing Kites and have put together a diverse team with relevant international experience to take the film to the widest possible international audiences. Cannes 2009 is the beginning of this exciting journey."
Rakesh Roshan adds, "Filmkraft is India’s most, forward looking film production house. With each of our film we have tired to push the envelope with path breaking technique, story telling and novel presentation. A film like Kites has never been attempted in India before. This is our attempt to tap the mainstream international audience and we are hopeful that with an able partner like BIG Pictures, we will be able to meet this objective."
Basu adds, "I am glad Rakesh Roshan and Hritik Roshan entrusted me with an opportunity to direct Kites. It has been an enriching experience to shoot the film with an international team across world cites. I am happy that Kites is getting such great exposure at Cannes Film Festival, the world’s biggest film market."