Kites was supposed to launch Hrithik as an international star and thus the movie will have a international version too. The movie premièred at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 where Hrithik walked the red carpet along with Mori. But if sources close to the Roshans are to be believed the team isn't still done with the editing. They had approached Raj Kumar Hirani for editing the movie but he turned down the offer due to prior commitments
If this wasn't enough there seems to be differences between director Anurag Basu and producer Rakesh Roshan. The Life In A Metro director has in fact come out in open and accepted his differences with Roshan senior. Basu even went on to say that he did not have creative differences with Roshan but they were professional in nature. Basu who is critically rated very high as a director doesn't seem comfortable working with his producer any more.
And who can forget the much publicised turmoil in Hrithik's personal life due to his alleged extra marital affair with Barbara Mori. There were rumours that Suzanne Roshan had left the house with her two kids last year after Hrithik refused to mend his ways. The actor was getting too close to Mexican babe Barbara Mori for Suzanne to feel comfortable. Hrithik had hurried home from abroad and convinced Suzanne to return home.
All said and done, Kites hasn't been the best of experiences for Roshans and the entire team including Anurag Basu and Barbara Mori will breathe a sigh of relief once the movie hits the theatres.