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 losses.
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."