Thursday, July 27, 2006
At a time when producers are vary of releasing their films in the same week as Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, actress Mink and her brother Punnu have decided to target their first production, Katputtli, on the same day as Karan's film. Katputtli, starring Mink and Milind Soman in the lead, was initially slated for release on August 4, but the brother-sister duo has decided to postpone the film by one week and release it on the same day as K.A.N.K.
Aren't they scared that a mighty opposition like K.A.N.K. will 'swallow' a low-budget film like Katputtli? "We shifted Katputtli from August 4 to 11 because there are three films slated for release on August 4 [Anthony Kaun Hai?, Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar and Darwaza Bandh Rakho] and we didn't want Katputtli to get lost in the crowd. Also, we weren't getting the right chain of theatres for our film," Mink reasons, "With K.A.N.K. as an opposition, we will be assured of getting the overflow crowd at least. If moviegoers don't get tickets for Karan's film, they might be tempted to watch Katputtli. We are keeping my fingers crossed on that."
Meanwhile, Mink and Punnu are on a promotional tour, spreading the word about their film. "We've been to Delhi, Chandigarh, Moga, Ludhiana and Karnal in the North, had a press meet in Mumbai on Tuesday [July 25] and would be heading for Kolkata and Hyderabad soon," Punnu says.