Brett Ratner admits that he wanted to bring Bollywood movies to the masses.
The Rush Hour filmmaker has edited the latest Bollywood movie Kites, which stars Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori, to make it more accessible for mainstream audiences.
The director admits that he get swept away with the love story and he wanted to bring it to cinema go-ers that are not familiar with Bollywood movies and Kites: The Remix was born.
Ratner also admits that he is a huge fan of international cinema and would like to see foreign movies a more common occurrence in cinemas.
Speaking to iesb.net the filmmaker said: "This will introduce the film to audiences that normally would never have seen a Bollywood movie, and that’s what’s great about it. At the same time, the business is changing, every movie is becoming 3-D and the whole thing is changing, on every level.
"But, I this was worth it to me because now AMC is opening its theatres for this international films, which is amazing. It’s Bollywood now, but it’s going to be local Japanese movies. I just saw a Polish film and I called the director and said, "I’ve got to meet you."
"He came out to L.A. and I sat with him and said, "This movie is unbelievable! I learned so much about the culture, about the people, about the world and it was a brilliant piece of work. Who’s putting it out in the United States?"
He was like, "Nobody is putting it out in the United States." I was like, "What do you mean?" He said, "No, we don’t have a distributor." I said, "How about on DVD?," and he said, "No." I said, "Where else is it coming out?," and he said, "Just in Poland."
"What this movie is doing is not only for Bollywood movies, but it’s showing these theatres that international cinema is great. It’s always about getting the American movies into all these other countries, but the reverse should start happening.
"The best category at the Academy Awards is Best Foreign Film. Those movies are incredible. It’s a cool thing to be a part of, and that’s why I wanted to do it.
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