Oscar winning director Ang Lee is set to fly down to India Sunday to begin the promotions of his new film Life Of Pi, an adaptation of Yann Martel's Booker Prize winning book of the same name. Lee, who shot the film at Puducherry and Munnar, will visit Mumbai and Chennai along with co-producer David Lee and actors - debutante Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan Khan - to promote the movie.
"We are privileged to announce Academy Award winning director Ang Lee's visit to India...Life of Pi international promotions will be flagged off in India with Lee's special visit along with the cast from the film," Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement. "Ang is scheduled to arrive in India Oct 28 for Mumbai and Chennai visit, where he will also showcase exclusive visuals from the film for a select audience. The visit will also kickstart the extravagant scale of activities planned, building on the excitement and anticipation that has been growing for Life of Pi since its trailer launch," Singh said.
"Not only is it a stunning showcase of the immense acting talent and breathtaking locales of our country, it is also one of those rare works of cinema that transcends boundaries with its universal appeal," Singh added.
During his visit, Lee will showcase unseen 20 minutes of the 3D film to media and prominent Bollywood personalities. The film follows the journey of a boy who is stranded in the middle of the sea after his family is drowned in a ship accident.
It is slated for Nov 23 release here in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.