Here’s comes an exciting movement for Indian cinema world... The forthcoming Kangana Ranaut and Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Divine Lovers’ has officially qualified as a French film following a green light from the French Film Commission. The commissioner, Franck Priot, has become a mentor for the film and for the director Sai Kabir himself. What this means for the film is that ‘Divine Lovers’ will receive a mainstream cinema release in France, a very rare occurrence. Both Irrfan and Kangana are also overwhelmed and excited by this special news.
Kangana who last shot in Paris for ‘Queen’, couldn't be more excited with the association given that she is also known and recognized in the Fashion capital as a style icon. She said, "Divine Lovers will receive a mainstream cinema release in France.It will be India's answer to edgy, love stories that world-cinema viewers enjoy". Whereas both Sai Kabir and Franck Priot are looking forward to this Indo French technical exchange, especially when the post production stage happens in France. The film will be every bit the great Indian Dream.
Said director Sai Kabir, "Franck Priot has truly been a mentor both to me and the film Divine Lovers. The French Film Commission has helped us build this into a Indo -French co production".
While Franck Priot stated, "It is exciting for us at the Film France to have young talents like Kabir Sai, from the new generation of Indian directors, willing to work with France and French talents in order to have their movies reaching out to wider audiences outside of India. And his impressive knowledge of French cinema for sure will help him to find common grounds and references with us. With its reality-grounded style, Divine Lovers has a potential appeal to European audiences, even if they don't know the Bollywood conventions".