Something like this is a rarity in filmdom! The makers of 36
China Town have decided against holding any screening before
the release of the film. No private screenings, not even for the
film's actors or distributors and no paid previews for aam junta on
Thursday night. Not even the principal actors of 36 China
Town, Akshaye, Shahid and Kareena, or the producer, Subhash
Ghai, have seen the final cut of this thriller.
"36 China Town is a murder mystery and if we hold any
screening prior to its release, text messages vis-À-vis the
identity of the murderer will be known to all and sundry even
before the first show on Friday begins. Hence, the secrecy and this
stance of no screenings," Abbas of director duo Abbas-Mustan
informs me. "Even I am watching the film on Friday night, with my
family and friends," Ghai endorses the stance.
The stars haven't watched the film, except while dubbing their
portions. Shahid and Kareena, who left for a 40-day tour this
morning [May 4], are curious to know the feedback. "I am keeping my
fingers crossed. I guess, Bebo and I will catch up on the film once
we reach the U.S.," Shahid tells me.