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02-21-2013, 10:00 PM #1
India premiere of 'Silver Linings Playbook' cancelledThe much-awaited India premiere of Anupam Kher-starrer Hollywood film "Silver Linings Playbook" has been called off after the sponsors reportedly backed out at the last minute.
Directed by David O'Russell, the worldwide hit "Silver Linings Playbook" sees Anupam alongside the formidable Hollywood stars Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.
Apparently the film, which has garnered a lot of Oscar buzz, is not seen to be of much interest to Indian audiences.
"If you notice American films never get a premiere, grand or otherwise, even if they feature an Indian actor. It was different with Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi' and Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children', which were properly premiered in Mumbai, because they were deeply connected to India and Indian culture," said a source.
"But 'Silver Linings Playbook' is a film on the American suburbia, and therefore is of as much interest to Indian audiences as other Oscar nominees like 'Argo' and 'Lincoln'. And so what if Anupam Kher plays a major role in the film," the source added....being a human...