Producer-director Manan Katohora is in talks
with UTV Motion Pictures to distribute his cross-cultural
film When Kiran Met Karen in India.
on a budget of $150,000, the film is ready for
release and targets the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender (LGBT) market globally along
with the South Asian audience worldwide.
to Indiantelevision.com, Katohora said,
"We are talking to different distributors
for different markets. We are talking to UTV
to distribute When Kiran Met Karen in
India and they have showed a lot of interest."
film, which will be releasing in India in summer
2008, would initially penetrate into the metros
before reaching out to the smaller markets.
It will first be released in the LGBT market,
and then open up in the South Asian market.
have approached Eros International to distribute
the film in the South Asian market and they
have given us a positive response, though the
deal is still to be finalised," added Manan.
Set in New York City, When Kiran Met Karen
tells of the love story between a Bollywood
actress and a struggling journalist.
the subject matter is too bold, bonding of two
women... Kiran - a bollywood actress and Karen
- an American journalist... it can create controversies
in India. But fundamentalist groups have to
wake up and accept facts," stated Manan.