Imtiaz Ali is not the only leading filmmaker who has agreed to lend support to filmmaker Mangesh Hadawale's globally feted drama Dekh Indian Circus.
After Vivek Oberoi's unceremonious ouster as the film's co-producer, the team was desperately looking for a known celebrity for the film. After Imtiaz Ali it's Vidhu Vinod Chopra who has agreed to support the film in every way possible.
Recently, Chopra saw portions of the film and he insisted that the trailer of Dekh Indian Circus be attached to the new Vidhu Vinod Chopra production Ferrari Ki Sawari which opens this Friday, thereby throwing the entire Dekh Indian Circus team into a tizzy.
Says the film's producer Mahavir Jain, "Frankly, we were taken aback when after seeing bits of our film Vinod Chopraji insisted that our trailer not only be attached to Ferrari Ki Sawaari but that our trailer would be screened in theatres immediately before their feature film starts. We were overwhelmed. But our trailer was not ready.We had to get cracking overnight to make sure the trailer is ready and attached to Ferrari Ki Sawaari on time."
Apparently, one of the reasons for the trailer getting delayed was Vivek Oberoi's name being replaced by Imtiaz's in all the publicity material.
Jain says, "The film's publicity and promotion will now read Imtiaz Ali Presents Dekh Indian Circus. We're making modifications accordingly. We're happy to get the support of prominent film personalities like Imtiaz Ali and Vinod Chopra. As for Vivek Oberoi, let's just say that parting ways was a mutual decision."