Before Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori embarked upon the shooting of Kites, there was something extremely critical that Hrithik wanted Barbara to do; he wanted her to watch some of his films on DVD.
The reason being, Hrithik explains, “When Dad approached Barbara for Kites and told her I will be her co-actor she logged on the internet and saw some of my rubbish videos on YouTube and she was not very excited.”
So when Hrithik and Barbara met before the shooting of Kites, he gave her three DVDs of his films to watch – Koi Mil Gaya, Lakshya and Dhoom. “When she met me I made sure to show her some of my nice work to let her know I can really do good performance. I made sure that she saw all the DVDs because she didn’t have a clear picture about Indian Cinema and also made my impression right,” he adds.
So what was Barbara’s reaction after watching the films? “Not only was she but everyone who saw these three films very, very impressed. They were very excited and full of compliments for me so I was very happy,” exclaims Hrithik.
Kites, presented by Reliance BIG Pictures, marks the widest ever release for any Indian film production to date and heralds a new milestone in international filmmaking by truly crossing geographical, cultural and social boundaries. The film is directed by Anurag Basu, one of the most forward-thinking directors to emerge from India and fearless in his vision of breaking the conventions associated with Indian filmmaking, and produced by veteran of Indian cinema, Rakesh Roshan, under his Filmkraft banner.
Kites releases in cinemas in UK and worldwide on 21st May 2010.