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Pritish Nandy Communications’ (PNC) Fatso selected for 13th Shanghai International Film Festival

It seems there is no stopping Pritish Nandy Communications when it comes to international recognition for their films. After receiving several awards for their films at top international festivals in recent months, Pritish Nandy Communications’ forthcoming film Fatso has been officially selected for Spectrum at the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival. The festival will take place from June 12th to June 20th, 2010.

The Shanghai International Film Festival originated in 1993 and is hosted by the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television and Shanghai Municipal Government. It is organized by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group. This year the festival will be held against the backdrop of the Chinese film industry entering into a golden era of development and will coincide with the Shanghai Expo, making it one of Asia’s most prestigious film events.

Christiana Bian, Manager of Panorama & China, Americas and Oceania Affairs, Shanghai International Film Festival says, “It is my pleasure that PNC’s film Fatso has been selected officially for our Spectrum category. We have extended an invitation to PNC to attend the festival and participate in it.”

Chairman PNC, Pritish Nandy says, “Its always been a challenge for us to get a romantic comedy into an international film festival as most of them prefer serious, issue based cinema, particularly from a country like India. We are honoured to be at Shanghai for the first time.”

The film Fatso is all about love packaged in with a calorie count! They say that matches are made in heaven. This is one of those films where they are undone in heaven! But then again, that’s the strange thing about love: just when the worst has happened, the best happens almost like the nightmare never took place, almost like love is undeniable, as if love and hope are two faces of the same coin. Starring Gul Panag, Ranvir Shorey, Purav Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam, Gunjan Bakshi, the movie has music by Sagar Desai and is directed by well known director Rajat Kapoor.

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