Hollywood Formatting Bollywood Blockbuster
Hollywood’s Brett Ratner formatting Bollywood’s blockbuster “Kites” for Western audiences
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 centers controlled the psyche of a large populace of the world, this might result in world coming closer, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
Directed by Filmfare winner Anurag Basu (Life in a Metro), produced by Filmfare winner Rakesh Roshan (Krrish), with music by Filmfare winner Rajesh Roshan (Julie); bi-lingual Salsa dance based “Kites” is a 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 (Jodhaa Akbar), Uruguay born Mexican actress-model MTV winner Barbara Mori (Inspiración), Filmfare winner Kangana Ranaut (Gangster), Nicholas Brown (Don't Panic), Kabir Bedi (Take 3 Girls), etc.