Hrithik’s ‘Kites’ being re-formatted in Hollywood for Western audiences
Posted November 18, 2009on:
Well known American filmmaker Brett Ratner (Red Dragon) is “editing” English version of Bollywood blockbuster ‘Kites’ to fit in the Western psyche, according to reports.
It may be the first for a Hollywood director formatting a Bollywood movie.
Reports suggest that intercultural romance thriller ‘Kites’ has two versions—one for domestic Indian audience and another English version for international audiences.
While the domestic version has been completed, the international version is still being formatted.
The two versions were reportedly shot simultaneously in Hindi and English in Las Vegas (Nevada), New Mexico, and Los Angeles (California) in USA.
Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcomed Hollywood and Bollywood coming together, sharing resources on various creative and technical aspects of filmmaking.
Since these world’s biggest moviemaking centres controlled the psyche of a large populace of the world, this might result in world coming closer, said Zed.
Directed by Filmfare winner Anurag Basu, produced by Rakesh Roshan, with music by Rajesh Roshan, the bi-lingual Salsa dance based ‘Kites’ is said to be a love story that defies boundaries-cultures-rules-barriers-language.
Proposed to be released next summer worldwide, it stars Filmfare winner Hrithik Roshan, Uruguay born Mexican actress-model MTV winner Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Nicholas Brown, Kabir Bedi, etc.