Blighty distributor picks up controversial Indian pic
Blighty’s Swipe Films has picked up worldwide rights to controversial Indian pic “The Girl in Yellow Boots.”Pic, helmed by Anurag Kashyap, had its world preem at the Venice Film Festival and launches at Toronto this week. It stars Kahli Koechlin, who also penned the script, as a 20 year-old Brit who travels to Mumbai to find her long lost father. In order to make ends meet, she finds a job in a massage parlour giving clients “happy endings.” Kashyap’s next pic, “Bombay Velvet,” starring Bollywood star Aamir Khan, will be produced by “Slumdog Millionaire” helmer Danny Boyle. Swipe Films previous sales include Osama and Mike Figgis’ “Love Live Long” and its pic “Jackboots on Whitehall,” starring the voices of Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike, unspools in Blighty on October 8.