Disputing producers halt release of Emraan Hashmi’s ‘Tigers’

Emraan Hashmi in 'Tigers'
Emraan Hashmi in ‘Tigers’

‘Tigers’, the Indo-French-British film helmed by Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic and starring Emraan Hashmi, in what is his maiden international release, looks set to have its release date postponed.

Allegedly, the postponement is due to an ongoing dispute between the co-producers, comprising of Indian companies Sikhya Entertainment and Cinemorphic, alongside a French company called ASAP Films. According to Mid-day, a source said, “The three producers have been fighting over the rights of the film. Besides, the issue of sharing the revenue generated is a major bone of contention among them. The film is supposed to release in India on March 6, but with the ongoing fight, it looks a little difficult”.

The film’s release date was set for 6th March which is now looking highly unlikely.

Sources have claimed that Tanovic had taken to social media to aire his grievances and disappointment but later retracted his comments by ‘deleting’ them.

‘Tigers’ is based around a real life incident in Pakistan depicting ‘Ayan’ (Hashmi), as a salesman working for a multinational manufacturer of baby formula, who turns whistleblower when he finds out that the formula can cause fatal diarrhoea when mixed with polluted water.

The film was showcased at Toronto Film Festival last year and met favourable reviews as did Hashmi’s performance.

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By Rozina Altaf Henderson

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