Darsheel impresses LA audiences with superhero act in 'Zokkomon'

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By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Darsheel Safary's superhero act in "Zokkomon" was a big hit at the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles, says his co-star Anupam Kher.

Anupam, who also attended the event, has returned to India with interesting stories about the audiences' response to Darsheel.

"The boy was a unanimous winner. Everyone at the screening in Los Angeles oohed and aahed over his innocence and vulnerability and the confidence with which he held himself in front of the camera. As a superhero, he will be a cult figure among kids," said Anupam.

Now plans are afoot to release an English-language version of "Zokkomon" for the international market.

"We never expected such a response to Darsheel and the film abroad. The reviews in the US have praised my boy. The producers, Walt Disney, might prepare an international version of 'Zokkomon'," said Darsheel's father Mitesh.

This of course would depend on how the film performs at the Indian box office as the opening has not been too encouraging.

When asked how he feels about his new film, Darsheel said: "It should do well with the blessings of my parents and Aamir uncle (Aamir Khan)."'

"I was 11 when I did that film. Now I'm 15. I am now a teenager. I've changed a lot. When people see me in 'Zokkomon', they will forget the boy that I was in 'Taare Zameen Par'," he added.