By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Everyone's wondering whatever happened to Marigold? Salman's first tryst with a Hollywood production, the film has been ready for a while now. "We are in the process of finalizing the international sales. The U.S. distributor will set a date and we plan to release the film in U.S.A., U.K. and India simultaneously," Siddharth Jain of Hyperion Pictures, India tells me.
But why haven't they set up a date yet? "The U.S. industry doesn't function the way we do. Even if we clinch the deal in April, they [the studio/distributor] would take another three/four months to market it extensively in the U.S. It means, we are looking at an August release as of now," he reveals.
There's good news for Salman fans in the heartland of India. The film will be released at metros in English language, but the dubbed Hindi version will hit the screens concurrently, so as to reach out to a wider section of viewers in India. "Let' not forget, we also need to tap the fan base of Salman in India," Siddharth states.