Movie buffs to be treated to first animation feature film

Movie buffs to be treated to first animation feature film
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Nov 14 2007. 11 21 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Nov 14 2007. 11 21 AM IST
Pune: Movie buffs can look forward to the country’s first animation feature film ‘Roadside Romeo’ being produced by filmmaker Yash Chopra in collaboration with Walt Disney.
The film is expected to be released next June, Chopra told reporters here Tuesday.
“India has a big potential for animated film industry which has assumed massive proportions in the West,” Chopra, who was here to receive the ‘Zenith Asia´ award conferred on him at the Fifth Asian Film Festival, said.
Asked about the simultaneous release of Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’, the noted producer-director said it was wrong to suggest that professional rivalry had prompted the timing.
“Diwali being an auspicious occasion, it is natural that producers would want a gala release of their films,” he said.
“It is more of a media hype rather than a battle between two banners,” he said.
On his forthcoming film ‘Aaja Nachle’ which would mark the “come back” of Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, Chopra said the movie theme has been taken from the life of the actress, now settled in the US.
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