London (ANI): Striker has become the first Bollywood film to be
premiered overseas on YouTube. The movie, produced by The Indian
Film Company in association with Studio 18, hit screens on 5
February in India and released simultaneously on You Tube. The
makers of the film insist that the free-of-charge release on the
video sharing website aims to reach the audience in a
"This is a redefining moment," the BBC News quoted Studio 18
director Hemant Bharadwaj.
He added: "The success of this project will put wings to our
films, which are rich in content but unable to find optimal
distribution abroad because they don't feature the conventional
stars." Striker stars Siddharth Narayan, who appeared in Rang De
Basanti, as a carrom board player in Mumbai.