Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao took marketing tips from Aamir Khan for Anand Gandhi's Ship of Theseus, but she feels bringing her husband on board officially would have harmed the film's prospects. Impressed by its unusual content and storyline, Kiran decided to lend her name to the upcoming film and will be presenting it.
"His (Aamir) coming on board would have harmed the film because Aamir comes with a huge audience and expectations. So when Aamir says watch this film, lot of people will turn up. But this is a different film. So they may feel disappointed," Kiran told PTI in an interview.
The film will have an initial 30 screens release in five cities. If the response is good then Kiran says they will increase distribution. Ship of Theseus, which has travelled to international festivals like Toronto and Dubai, explores life's complexities through the stories of a blind photographer, an ailing monk fighting for justice and an enterprising stockbroker.
"I was not intending to present a film. Anand and I got along well I asked him if I could be of any help to him. It is a small film, he is a first time filmmaker. I feel it is important to support each other when we make different kind of films," said Kiran, who debuted as a director with her off-beat film Dhobi Ghat in 2010.