'Shanghai' to premiere at the IIFA
The 13th Videocon International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) in partnership with PVR Cinemas today announced the premiere of Dibakar Banerjee's upcoming release 'Shanghai' for the IIFA World Premiere. The movie will premiere at the IIFA on June 7th in Singapore, a day before its worldwide release. Produced by PVR Pictures, 'Shanghai', a political-thriller, is one of Bollywood's most-awaited releases of 2012 starring Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
Taking Indian Cinema to glorious pinnacles beyond national shores the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has previously been held in Europe, the Middle East, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Canada. This year, the 13th Videocon IIFA Weekend and Awards will be held in Singapore from June 7th - 9th, 2012.
Emraan Hashmi stated the fact that he felt fortunate about his film being screened at the IIFA "The concept of 'Shanghai' appealed to me and I am truly looking forward to the release of the film. IIFA's journey over the last 12 years has opened many doors for the Indian film industry and we feel fortunate that our film will enter that elite list and will be screened at the IIFA World Premiere." he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramesh Sippy, IIFA Advisory Board Member said, "On behalf of IIFA, we are very pleased to showcase 'Shanghai' as the IIFA World Premiere film. We are happy to support a passionate Director like Dibakar Banerjee and we are sure the movie will score big both with critics and at the box-office. IIFA has always been a medium that broadens the reach of the films it showcases and we are sure that it will do the same for Shanghai."
Well we hope that the premiere of 'Shanghai' in Singapore is welcomed and given a good response by the audience there!