Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Water release postponed in India

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The wait has just got longer for Indian audiences who want to see Deepa Mehta's Water.

"The negatives of films have not arrived yet and the release of the film will be delayed," said Sanjay Bhutani, business head of BR Films, which is distributing the film in India.

The film will be released on March 23, instead of its earlier release date February 23.

The Oscars will be given away on February 25 and if Water does bag the Best Foreign Language Film award, it will no doubt help its box-office prospects in India.

BR Films acquired Water's distribution rights in India long before it was nominated as Canada's official entry for the Oscars.

The film, set in the 1930s, highlights the plight of widows in Varansi then. Starring John Abraham, Lisa Ray and Seema Biswas, the film has been in the making for the last seven years.

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