Despite discouraging reviews in the Indian press, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirzya’ had a gala premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) on October 6.
Debutant Harshvardhan Kapoor, his sister Sonam and their father Anil Kapoor were on the red carpet along with Saiyami Kher, who also makes her debut with the romantic drama, which released yesterday.
Co-star Art Malik, Rakeysh and producer Rohit Khattar walked the red carpet too. Rakeysh says, “It can’t get more exciting than this. Mirzya now has the perfect partner in BFI. Needless to say, it’s an honour to have a premiere at the LFF.”
‘Mirzya’, a love story based on the Punjabi folklore about Mirza and Sahiban, produced by Cinestaan Film Company and ROMP Pictures, introduces a new generation of acting talent, including Harshvardhan, Saiyami and Anuj Choudhry while Anjali Patil, KK Raina, Om Puri and Art comprise the supporting cast.
Rohit, the founder chairman of Cinestaan, adds, “We’re thrilled that our movie had its gala screening at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival and are delighted with the response from this packed-to-capacity theatre.” – CINEWS