London preview held for Cheeni Kum

MUMBAI: Eros International held a special advance preview of Cheeni Kum at the Empire Leicester Square, London on Wednesday.

The cast and crew present at the preview were led by Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, director R Balakrishnan (Balki), and producer Sunil Manchanda.

Cheeni Kum, which translates into “Less Sugar,” is a romantic comedy with a large helping of humour. It is based on the relationship of 64-year old Buddhadev Gupta, a chef obsessed with his restaurant and culinary skills, and 34-year old Nina Verma, who walks into Buddha’s restaurant and his life with a twist.

It also features intriguing characters in the garb of Nina’s Gandhian father (Paresh Rawal), who will not accept a son-in-law six years older than him, Buddha’s sweet but quirky mother (Zohra Sehgal) and his nine-going-on-90 year old child mentor.

Cheeni Kum was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May. The film releases in cinemas worldwide on 25 May.