NEW YORK CITY: It was a celebrity-packed night as the stars came out for the red carpet gala premiere of Pyar Mein Kyun, a full-length Bollywood feature film made entirely in the United States. The history making premiere was held at the SVA theater in New York city on Tuesday September 25th, 2012. Presented by RKNet Studios and Aary Films and starring Namaste America host Obaid Kadwani and newcomer Khatera Hakimi, Pyar Mein Kyun is a romantic thriller about love between a teenage girl and a 35-year fashion photographer. But all is not so simple in love as the two discover the truth about one another as the story line unravels
Hosted by Aary Films in association with RK Net Studios and managed by Cineviews Media & PR, the premiere screening of PMK was a huge success and many guests had to be turned down due to the full house audience, in spite of a Tuesday night, smack in the middle of the work week. The almost 500 seat theater with its redesigned and refurbished premises, an offspring of the School of Visual Arts, was filled to capacity. The lead cast of the film walked the red carpet along with several local film personalities, invited guests and media. The premiere started with a glamorous & glitzy reception, with the shutterbugs going non-stop, as the excited guests posed for pictures with the equally excited lead cast. The guests were interviewed by our Red Carpet hosts Pavan Sharma and Viral Shah
The extremely beautiful lead actress Khatera Hakimi walked the red carpet in an equally beautiful white lehenga – courtesy of Saahil boutique (Iselin, NJ) and the handsome lead actor Obaid Kadwani who wore a golden brown sherwani – courtesy of Sahiba boutique (Edison, NJ). Indian Counsel General Prabhu Dayal with his wife Mrs. Chandini Dayal also attended the premiere as Chief Guests. In his opening remarks to the theater-packed audience, he expressed his pleasure and applauded the film and the efforts of the cast and crew. Mr. Sudhir Vaishnav – Head of Sahara One USA added that movies made locally with local talent should be given encouragement and support. Sahara One was the exclusive television partner of Pyar Main Kyun. New York celebrities Samrat Chakrabarti, Melanie Kannokada, Ami Sheth, Elias Qureshi, Joya Dass, Vidur Kapur and Qurrat Kadwani were joined by Indian actor Priyanshu Chatterjee and model Azura Vandenberg on the red carpet. Additionally Heems from Das Racist and Terry Gajraj aka Guyana Baboo, the king of Chutney Pop were also seen on the red carpet.
Once the VVIPs, VIPs, Guests and Invitees were all ushered in and seated, the entire cast and crew walked to the front and were introduced to the cheering audience. A long passionate speech by the Director, Hyder Bilgrami, evoked an emotional response from the audience when he ended his speech by saying, “…take all the good parts of this movie with you and leave the bad parts behind.” This was quickly followed by a short speech by Producer, Ritesh Parikh, who was eloquent in his excitement about the journey of bringing this film from dream to reality. Nutan Kalamdani who is one of the Associate Producers of the film and whose company Cineviews Media & PR is the official Publicity partner of the movie, thanked all the sponsors, supporters, media and well-wishers, as the audience got ready to watch the movie! The movie had already created a tremendous buzz several months before its release through the social media and several promotional campaigns and road shows, which created immense curiosity among the audience that were present and it finally paid off.
To add to even more excitement, over 300 guests attended the after-party for the premiere at the prestigious Empire Room in the Empire State Building with guest DJ Kucha. Guests danced and dined on cuisine catered by Benares Catering and Chote Nawab and a special Pyar Mein Kyun theme cake by The Cake Designer. Pyar Mein Kyun also held its 2nd premiere on September 30th at the Des Plaines theater in Chicago to a very enthusiastic audience, who could not stop raving about the film and its team. The makers of the movie plan a platform release of the movie in the US after which they will work on a premiere in Bombay in early 2013. Photos/ Gunjesh Desai- masalajunction
About the film:
Created by award winning director Hyder Bilgrami, the movie PMK is a classy love story with twists and turns that provide drama, entertainment,mystique and a thrilling experience. Pyar Mein Kyun is the story of Sarah and Abhay, who use their natural charm and beauty to attract each other for reasons other than love, then genuinely fall in love head over heels or do they? Do they live happily thereafter? Romance may have run its course but does the love that develops between Sarah and Abhay stay alive? Does it thrive in the hopes of a happier ending to the romantic thriller?
Key Cast & Crew Creators: Hyder Bilgrami & Ritesh Parikh (Aary Films) Director / Writer: Hyder Bilgrami Produced by: Ritesh Parikh (Aary Films), Anant Goel (RKNet Studio) & Anurag Jain Associate Producers: Amish Amin, Gunjesh Kadakia and Nutan Kalamdani Associate Director: Suhir Ponnchammy Chief Assistant Director/Operative Cameraman: Ajay Reddy Cast: Obaid Kadwani, Khatera Hakimi, Sonny Chatrath, Deena Zahra Safi, Michael Dean & others. Music: “Pyar Mein Kyun” title song by Uzair Khan, Raza Waqar Mirza of Arsh the band, Trishna Amin, Vicky Kohli, Arif Khan. Background Music: Praveen Lakkaraju Singers: Uzair Khan, Raza Waqar Mirza of Arsh the band, Trishna Amin, Vicky Kohli, Arif Khan Assist Cameraman: Anil Patel Gaffer: Praveen Elankumaran Re-Recording: Tama Reddy Bharadwaj Studio Audiography: Suresh Reddy, Casey Eastmond, Drextar, Sudhakar. Production Controller: Manoj Make Up : Natasha Khan, Christopher J. Quinto Hair Stylist: Connie J. Ponnai Graphic Design: Feroz Khan, Kiran, Anthony Mallepali Media & PR: Nutan Kalamdani Website: Shankar Gadupudi Choreography: Virgo Costumes: Samina Moghul Shooting Locations: New York and New Jersey
Key Contacts: Nutan Kalamdani: 732-803-4776 or email@example.com Ritesh Parikh: 732-742-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.aaryfilms.com/ Official Website: http://pyarmeinkyun.com/pyarmeinkyun/ Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aaryfilms Official Trailer: http://youtube/jn5iflpypS8 Official First Look: http://youtube/mg3i5vwwptk