Hrithik’s Kites being re-formatted in Hollywood
American filmmaker Brett Ratner of Red Dragon fame is “editing” English version of Kites to factor in the Western psyche. It may be the first for a Hollywood director formatting a Bollywood movie.entertainment Updated: Nov 19, 2009 19:01 IST
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.
Directed by 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 and language.
Proposed to be released next summer worldwide, it stars Hrithik Roshan, Uruguay born Mexican actress-model MTV winner Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Nicholas Brown and Kabir Bedi.