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Gangs of Wasseypur's' world premiere opens to packed houses

PTI  France, May 23, 2012
First Published: 13:30 IST(23/5/2012) | Last Updated: 13:53 IST(24/5/2012)

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur is certainly making the right noises at the 65th Cannes Film Festival where the world premiere of the film received a full house.

Crowd linned up the streets to lend their support for Bollywood film, being screened at Director's Fortnight section, an independently-curated, non-competitive event that runs concurrently with the festival.

Actresses Huma Quereshi, Richa Chadda and Reema Sen, and music director Sneha Khanwalkar joined Kashyap and the male leads Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the red carpet.

Gangs Of Wasseypur, based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, has been divided into two parts. The first part is set to hit the Indian theatres on June 22.

Vasan Bala directed Peddlers, another film from Kashyap's production house, also premiered at Cannes last evening. The film is competing at the International Critics Week.

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