The most talked and much awaited project - 'Bombay Talkies' - will soon take off for international shores. The film, which celebrates 100 years of Indian Cinema, has officially been announced for a Gala screening at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2013.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Flying Unicorn Entertainment, 'Bombay Talkies' is directed by India's leading filmmakers including Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee.
Commenting on the announcement, Ashi Dua of Flying Unicorn Entertainment, the co-producer of the film said, "Our film Bombay Talkies has made it to one of the most prestigious film festivals - Cannes. I am extremely happy that the film has received such an overwhelming response internationally. This means many more people across the globe will be celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema with us."
While Karan Johar who has been known for his larger than life cinema comments on the news, "Extremely honored that our omnibus endeavor has been officially selected at Cannes... Can't wait to walk the red carpet with Dibakar, Anurag and Zoya". 'Bombay Talkies' includes an exceptional cast of Rani Mukherji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem; including cameos by Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.
"I have never been to Cannes and I always felt if I go it should be with a film. Things worked out even better as it's not just a film but also 3 friends Karan, Dibarkar and Anurag with me. It's going to be a blast," remarked Zoya.
'Bombay Talkies' encapsulates the array of emotions through which million of fans across the country are unanimously connected.
Incidentally this would be the second year in a row for Viacom 18 Motion Pictures at the Cannes. The studio debuted in 2012 with Anurag Kashyap's directorial; Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2 and this year will be representing 'Bombay Talkies'.
Anurag, the only director from the quadruple who debuted at the Cannes back in 2011 said, "I am so happy our film is screening at Cannes. Happy to be back there."
While Dibarkar Banerjee stated, "Thrilled to walk the red carpet following Karan, Zoya and Anurag leading the way and representing Indian cinema!"
'Bombay Talkies' is slated to hit the big screens on May 3.
Watch Trailer:Bombay Talkies