Kiran Rao’s ‘Laapataa Ladies’ Sets TIFF Premiere
TORONTO, (IANS) – Director Kiran Rao, who is known for ‘Dhobi Ghat’, is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival with her upcoming release ‘Laapataa Ladies’ as the film has been selected for screening at the prestigious film festival.
The film is set in the rural India of 2001 and stars Pratibha Ranta and Nitanshi Goel.
The 48th edition of the annual Toronto International Film Festival is set to be held from September 7 to September 17. The world premiere of the film finds two young brides hilariously entwined in a riot of mistaken identities and is set in rural India.
Commenting on the occasion, Kiran shared: “I am so delighted that the world premiere of our film, ‘Laapataa Ladies’ (Lost Ladies) is going to be at the Toronto International Film Festival. I have very fond memories of TIFF. It’s such a wonderful audience-driven festival, and I will always remember the warmth and love that we got from them.”
She further mentioned: “I feel very fortunate that my second film, once again produced by Aamir Khan Productions and this time with Jio Studios on board, will also begin its journey there”.
Actor-producer Aamir Khan, who has bankrolled the film, said, “Kiran has a gem of a film which I hope is going to connect strongly with audiences all across.”