NEW DELHI: Divine Lovers by Sai Kabir, starring Kangana Ranaut with Irrfan Khan, is to get a mainstream theatrical release in France on completion, as it has been recognised as a French film by the French Film Commission.
The Film France COO Franck Priot has become a mentor for the film and for the director himself.
Kangana who last shot in Paris for Queen said she was very excited with the association as Bollywood's postergirl for fashion known for her sartorial choices is also known and recognised in the Fashion Capital of the world as a style icon.
Both Sai Kabir and Franck Priot are looking forward to this Indo-French technical exchange, especially when the post production stage happens in France. Sources reveal that the film will be India’s answer to German and French edgy, love stories that the whole world watches.
Director Sai Kabir said, "Franck Priot has truly been a mentor both to me and the film. The French Film Commission has helped us build this into an Indo-French co production".
Priot said: "It is exciting for us at the Film France to have young talent like Kabir Sai from the new generation of Indian directors, willing to work with France and French talent 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".
Ranaut 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".