The promo showcases the love story between Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan, and even has a kissing scene. However, instead of hoping that the promo makes the right impact, the producers are now scratching their heads over a totally unforeseen problem. The promo has been leaked and already made its way to the internet, says a media report.
The promo was specially made and sent to the 20th century Fox office in USA, who will release My Name Is Khan internationally. Here are screenshots from the first theatrical trailer of Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori starrer Kites. The co-stars are seen in fleeting shots engaging in a liplock (in one scene) and a kiss to Duggu’s torso (delivered by Mori).
Kites is directed by Anurag Basu and produced by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Mexican actress Barbara Mori and Kangana Ranaut.
Set in Las Vegas, it is said to be a romantic thriller that revolves around a Salsa dance teacher, played by Hrithik. Kites was shot simultaneously for both Hindi and English versions.
Kites was initially slated to release during Diwali 2009. Later there was buzz that it would be December 09, then January 2010. But the fact is that the Roshans are planning a lavish release all over the globe, says a source.
Rakesh Roshan, the unit at Filmkraft and director Anurag Basu had made this promo keeping the international market in mind. This was supposed to be released with My Name Is Khan as it has a grand overseas release. The promo was made and sent to the US office of Fox Studios.
However, now that the office has learnt that the promo has been leaked on the net on Wednesday. Everyone was in shock and didn’t know how this happened.
Rakesh Roshan and the entire unit of Reliance Big Pictures were in the process of removing the promos from youtube as the novelty factor would have worn off by the time My Name Is Khan releases.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian beauty Barbara Mori has been asked not to make a trip to India before March. An unwritten mandate has been imposed on Barbara Mori, she has been asked not to make a trip to India before March.
The closeness between Barbara and Hrithik had become a talking point in Mumbai and of course, this had apparently become an embarrassment for Hrithik’s wife Sussanne (Roshan) in the social circles. So much so, that the rumours had supposedly started to affect the relationship between Hrithik and Sussanne. So, Rakesh Roshan has decided that Barbara need not be here before a month of the film’s release.
Sources said Sussanne apparently had a say on the availability of Barbara in India and hence the actor was shunted out of the page three circuit in Mumbai.
Apart from Barbara even her brother Kintaro Mori — who reportedly made himself quite an item with Kangana Ranaut while shooting the film — will not be making a trip to India before the film’s release.
Everybody feels that Barbara had become too close for comfort with Hrithik and at the same time Kintaro was with Kangana. Nobody wants gossip to overshadow the film. Everybody is looking at a strategy where Barbara can be safely unveiled to the media without her having to field questions about Hrithik. She will be taught the lines that she would have to say to the press. Everybody is working overtime to get hold of a proper PR strategy for Barbara.
Says Rakesh Roshan: "What’s the use of her here when the film is not releasing soon? She will be here during May."