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Gulshan leaves the premiere of his movie for the screenings.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 17, 2011

Gulshan Grover, the veteran actor and one of the lead actors of the award winning film I am Kalam, has travelled to Los Angeles for screenings of the film for his friends who are some of the biggest names of Hollywood. This series of screenings is being organized at The Ray Stark Family Theatre starting 21st of June 2011, by the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Smile Foundation in cooperation with Media Partners Global.

Gulshan Grover is leaving the release of his movie (Bin Bulaye Baraati) due on the 17th of June and has undertaken the responsibility of these screenings. Glad with the overwhelming response the film has been getting from the world over Gulshan Grover stated, “I have been exposed to the highest form of artistic and entertaining world cinema. But never before have I witnessed the kind of audience response that I am Kalam has generated. After we got a heartening response at several international film festivals, I started emailing the stills, trailers and synopsis to my friends and colleagues in Hollywood seeking support for this cause oriented film. I strongly believe that I am Kalam is an extraordinary film and I salute Smile Foundation and Madhab for making the film.”

I am Kalam was also screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles where it won a lot of critical acclaim as well as the Viewer’s Choice Award. I am Kalam was the opening film for IFFLA and this is where it attracted a lot of attention from Hollywood bigwigs like actors Goldie Hawn and Steven Seagal and the chairperson of the MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group, Mary Parent. It was this overwhelming attention for the film that laid inception for this screening series that commences on June 21st.

I am Kalam is the feature debut of director Nila Madhab Panda and has been produced by Smile Foundation, a national level development organization in India. It is the first feature film ever, in the world, to be produced by an NGO and has so far won 12 national and international awards including the 58th National Award for the hero of the film, twelve years old Harsh Mayar.


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