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Disney's first indian live action film to release on 7 May

NEW DELHI: Walt Disney India is set to release its Indian first live action film Zokkomon in Hindi on 7 May.


Starring Darsheel Safary in the title role with Anupam Kher and Manjari Fadnis as supporting actors, the film has been directed by Satyajit Bhatkal.


Said Walt Disney India director (marketing and distribution) K Seshasaye, "The release will be preceded with the music release in March and merchandising in all the four types of businesses in which Disney is presently involved."


He claimed that Disney had succeeded in India through its first Indian animation film Roadside Romeo and international productions like Finding Nemo and The Lion King because it understood that Indian viewers wanted emotionally moving films that touched all members of the family.


He said Disney always went by the story, the fact that the subject was for the whole family, and transformational experiences before deciding on a project. 
 
Interestingly, the first trailer of the film was screened at a function where Walt Disney and Darsheel Safary honoured the recipients of the President’s Gold Medal for Bravery which are presented just before Republic Day every year. Most of the recipients were present along with their family members.


Seshasaye said Disney was already considering several other projects and was not averse to films in other languages.

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