Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, not to overlook debut-making director Pankaj Kapoor, lost much more than the walk on the red carpet when their film Mausam did not appear at the Toronto International Film Festival.
They lost a chance to discuss the film with TIFF Co-Director Cameron Bailey and they lost an opportunity to connect with over 1,000 people at the gala.
On Tuesday, after the movie was selected, TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey tweeted, “So sad: MAUSAM won’t make it to #TIFF11. Producers & Eros Entertainment apologizes: Indian officials didn’t approve film in time. MAUSAM ticket holders will get a full refund from #TIFF. The filmmakers in India apologize for cancellation.”
But to ensure that the movie doesn’t face any hiccups in India at the time of its release this week, the producer, with director Pankaj Kapur and lead actor Shahid Kapoor, will be showing the movie to officials from the Indian Air Force soon.
They were initially expected to show the movie to the officials on Wednesday, although Sheetal clarified that the screening had been deferred by a day. But, the movie has been given a censor certificate by the CBFC.