Mumbai, April 10 -- Nawazuddin Siddiqui's upcoming release, Dekh Indian Circus (DIC), has received a lot of praise in the international film festival circuit. And even though it bagged the National Award for Best Children's Film earlier this year, there are many people who have never heard of the movie. Now producer-director Imtiaz Ali, who has turned presenter for this project, has taken it upon himself to market the film and make sure it reaches a wide audience.
"I never thought I would present a film. I always believed I could only direct movies and that's what I would continue to do. But when I watched DIC, I knew that this film deserved to reach every viewer in this country," says Imtiaz, who accepts that he did not envision a National Award for the film, but was certain of its positive reception in the global market. "I knew it had national and international accolades written all over it. It's an entertaining and emotional movie that will definitely touch the audience's hearts."
Directed by Mangesh Hadawale, DIC tells the story of rural India's struggle through characters essayed by Tannishtha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin. Currently, the makers are in the process of finalising a release date for the movie. "People don't know about the film as the promotions haven't started, but I will do my best to spread the word," says Imtiaz, who is currently shooting for his next film, Highway.