Its finally coming out after over two years in the making. Previously titled Karma Confessions and Holi its now rechristened Karma aur Holi. It hits the theatres this weekend.
A film set in New York, with a multicultural Indian and American cast. The story unravels over two days of the Holi festival where a bunch of people come together to celebrate the festival of colour. Where our karma’s bring us together, get intertwined and propel us towards our final destiny. There’s laughter pathos confessions and intrigue. And ofcourse the mandatory holi song 🙂
Karma aur Holi is a interesting blend of Indian and American culture with a mixed starcast. There’s Sushmita Sen, Randeep Hooda, myself, Deepal Shaw, Rati Agnihotri, Suresh Oberoi from the Indian side as also Naomi Campbell, Shauvik, Drena D’nero, Vincent Curatola and Sticky Fingaz from the American side. Everybody has given very fine performances, each and every member of the cast. First time director Manish Gupta does well in holding it all together .
These days Karma aur Holi is more in the news because Sushmita went on to call the film undignified and sleazy. When the press called me asking me why i had taken up a film that was so bold uncoventional and cheap!!?? i reacted in anger to what Sushmita said. I shot off a lenghty and emotional reply, which some of you may read about in the days to come defending my choices and the film.
But now i have realized that it was probably a twisted publicity stunt on her part. A desperate bid to keep the attention all to herself and not share the credit with any of her co stars or technical team. After all she even tried to convince the makers to shoot one entire song just on her and use it solely for the promotion. Thank god they didnt agree and kept the vision of the story and script and the films higher interests in mind.
I equate her statement to a drowning person attempting to bring a whole ship down. I’m sorry, but I’m a passenger on that ship and I will try my best to ensure that the mast flies high and we have smooth sailing.
There is nothing undignified in the film. It is a fine film based on relationships and explores moralities that may or maynot be our own. Worth a dekho. Take a look at the video posted below and do go see the film when it releases on the 6th of March. Enjoy :-)))))))))))