Brett Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee in a still from the movie
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee's first movie as actor, unINDIAN, a Bollywood-themed romantic comedy, will be screened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. It will be screened in the Antipodes section of the festival. Directed by Anupam Sharma, the movie is a cross-cultural Australian comedy, which also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee. The film will also be screened at the St Tropez Film Festival later this year. (Read: Hollywood biggies at the Cannes Film Festival this year)
Producer of the film Lisa Duff and director Anupam Sharma, enroute to Cannes, shared: “It is a delight that this independent cross-cultural comedy is being screened as part of an Australian focus at Cannes Antipodes, particularly after successful screening at festivals in London and California.” (Read: Guess who doesn't get starstruck at Cannes)
Miira Paasillinna and Chris Howard from Yellow Affair, the film's global sales representative, said, “We are delighted to be selling this warm and funny Australian film. There have been many queries from India because of the Bollywood cast and the popularity of Brett Lee and of cricket there. We believe the film deserves an audience as it portrays a positive message about cultural differences and tolerance.”
The film also features Supriya Pathak and Gulshan Grover.