Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Aamir Khan's Dhobi Ghat selected for Toronto Film Fest

While Aamir Khan is presently busy with the international promotions of his upcoming production Peepli Live, the next film under Aamir Khan Productions' Dhobi Ghat has been selected for highly prestigious Toronto International film Festival(TIFF). This has been confirmed by the co-director of the festival, Cameron Bailey. The other film selected from India for the festival is Anurag Kashyap's That girl in yellow boots.

Toronto film fest will commence on 9th September and run uptil 19th September. The dates for screenings of Dhobi Ghat are yet to be announced. Cameron Bailey described Dhobi Ghat as 'salty lime soda over crushed ice' through his twitter account. Interestingly Aamir Khan Productions' Peepli Live set to release on 13th August was also showcased in various international film festivals from where it received tremendous appreciation. It seems Aamir Khan plans to follow the same route for Dhobi Ghat. He has earlier said that he wants to market all his 3 upcoming productions(Peepli Live, Dhobi Ghat and Delhi Belly) in mainstream international markets.

Dhobi Ghat has been directed by debutante Kiran Rao who is also Aamir's wife and has assisted Ashutosh Gowariker in Lagaan and Swades. The release date for the film has not been declared but it is expected to release by the end of this year. The film has four lead characters which includes Aamir Khan who is playing a painter.

The official synopsis of the film reads:
In the teeming metropolis of Mumbai, four people separated by class and language are drawn together in compelling relationships. Shai, an affluent investment banker on a sabbatical, strikes up an unusual friendship with Munna, a young and beautiful laundry boy with ambitions of being a Bollywood actor, and has a brief dalliance with Arun, a gifted painter. As they slip away from familiar moorings and drift closer together, the city finds its way into the crevices of their inner worlds.

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