Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Road to the Sky to get Indian release too

Looks like Road to the Sky is the title now. Anyhow, this Deccan Chronicle article isn't online, but you can read it and see a photo of Rahul Bose through the Google cache.

Rahul Bose has just completed shooting for Hollywood banner Echo Lake Production’s Road To The Sky. Set in 1937, the film tells the story of two friends, one British and the other Indian, and how the British friend ruins the friendship and brings it to an end. “The British actor plays a married man in the film while my character is single. The screenplay is an adaptation of a story from Israel. Though the film is set in 1937, it’s not an epic or a period film,” says Rahul.

Road To The Sky has been directed by ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan. “Echo Lake Productions chose Santosh to direct the film. Santosh asked me to play the character of the Indian guy. The film also stars British actress Jennifer Ehle and Nandita Das,” says Bose. According to him, besides a worldwide release, Road To The Sky will hit the theatres in India too.

Besides Road To The Sky, Echo Lake Productions is also backing Deepa Mehta’s Water. Rahul says, “They were familiar with the work Sivan and I had done, which led them to approach him to make the film for their production house.”

Asked whether there were major differences in the style of working in an international venture, and Bose says, “The differences that people talk about are superficial. And this is not the first time that I am doing an English film. I earlier did English, August too. I have also completed The Whispers and shooting for it was like doing any other international venture. Also, the approach towards my role is the same whether I am doing a Hindi film or an international venture. Differences may be there, but they are too minuscule to even talk about.”

Not really worth a post in itself, but an IMDBer had a brief post-Nothin' Like a Dame encounter.

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