In an unprecedented first, India will be the first country to be visited by the celebrated film maker India amongst the international countries to promote what is being touted as one of the most phenomenal films out of Hollywood this year, with a hugely India centric appeal!
What's more, Ang Lee will also be presenting exclusive and unseen 20 minutes of the film in stunning 3D to media and prominent Bollywood personalities, to showcase the extraordinary experience of watching the celebrated novel come to life onscreen.According to a report in Times of India.
The man behind some of the most prestigious and acclaimed films such as Sense and Sensibility(1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film), Hulk (2003), and Brokeback Mountain (2005), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director, Ang Lee will visit Mumbai and Chennai along with David Lee (Co-Producer of Life of Pi), main lead and debutante Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan Khan!
Confirming the exciting visit, says Mr Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios says, "We are privileged to announce Academy Award winning director Ang Lee's visit to India! In an unprecedented historic first for India, the 'Life of Pi' international promotions will be flagged off in India with Ang Lee's special visit along with the cast from the film.
Ang is scheduled to arrive in India on 28th October 2012 for a 2 city, Mumbai-Chennai visit where he will also showcase exclusive visuals from the film for a select audience! This visit will also kick start the extravagant scale of activities planned, building on the excitement and anticipation that has been growing for 'Life of Pi' since its trailer launch.
Not only is it a stunning showcase of the immense acting talent andbreathtaking locales of our country, it is also one of those rare works of cinema that transcends boundaries with its universal appeal."