For a while it seemed a lost opportunity for the hyper-anxious team
of the Kites cast and production members who were in New
York for the premiere on Sunday.
The team comprising of Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Sussanne
Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and wife Pinky Roshan, Anurag Basu and his
wife plus senior members of the Reliance Big Pictures was supposed
to fly out of New York after the premiere on Monday evening for the
London premiere at Leicester Square on Tuesday.
That's when the ash clouds struck again and almost all the
flights to Europe had to be cancelled or diverted. On Monday
morning the Kites team waited anxiously for the verdict. Not being
able to reach London in time for the premiere would have meant huge
However the team arrived in London from New York late Monday
evening. Sanjeev Lamba, the CEO of Reliance Big Picture, says
"Flights carrying all of us landed on Monday evening. We were in
American and British airlines. Both landed safely and on time."