Mumbai: This years’ Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will host the world premiere of director Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny. While the official lineup of Indian films to be screened at the film festival is out, Tera Kyaa Hoga Johhny will be the only Hindi film to have its premiere at this rapidly growing film festival.
Confirming the news to Businessofcinema.com, film curator and the official programmer for the Celebration of Indian Cinema segment at the festival Uma D’cunha said, "Yes it is right. Tera Kya hoga Johhny has been selected to have its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival which starts on 11 December."
On being contacted Mishra said, "The film is going to be shown at the DIFF and maybe Nitin Neil Mukesh will be there at the premiere as well. The film is set in Mumbai, and in the past I have shot films like Is Raat Ki Subhah Nahin and Dharavi in Mumbai as well. So in that aspect it has been great and I look forward to seeing the response of the audience at the festival."
While Mishra will be attending the premiere of the film, it is still unknown if the cast, that includes Soha Ali Khan, Nitin Neil Mukesh, child actor Sikander and Kay Kay Mennon, will be present.
The film is set in the backdrop of Mumbai becoming Shanghai and the story of a coffee boy called Johnny. Besides starring known actors, the film will see four directors do important roles in the film–Anurag Kashyap, Ashoke Pandit, Abhishek Bhattacharya and Mishra himself. While the movie’s premiere will be held in December, its release has tentatively been slotted for the end of January and the beginning of February 2009.