Arijit Bhattacharya (Aishzone)
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|Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 6:29 am: |
Cannes, May 22: Chokher Bali has turned out to be the bestselling Indian film in the Cannes Market, it was revealed today.
Avinaash Jumani, one of India’s biggest international distributors of Bollywood films, stood in front of an Aishwarya Rai poster and said: “Foreign buyers want sexy Bollywood movies but my best selling film has turned out to be rather a surprise — Chokher Bali.”
There has even been one buyer from Brazil, said Jumani, who runs WEG India from Bombay with his father and brother and comes to the Cannes Film Festival every year. Rituparno Ghosh, the director, should not flatter himself, though, that the world has suddenly appreciated he is the new Satyajit Ray. It is Aishwarya Rai, the belle of the Ball, buyers want.