Courage, conviction & passion
Only some of the things required for making a film like 'Kabul Express'
Find out more this Sunday on India’s leading channels
‘Kabul Express’ has already created waves at a number of international festivals including the London, Toronto and PUSAN film festivals. As it gets ready for its India release, four of India’s leading channels, Sony Entertainment Television, MTV, NDTV 24x 7 & 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m on NDTV Profit present the story behind the making of this internationally acclaimed tale of a unique journey into post Taliban Afghanistan. ‘The Making of Kabul Express’ will be simulcast on the channels this Sunday, 10th December from 7- 8 pm.
Some of the difficulties that the team faced while shooting in tough conditions has already been talked about in the media. But now you can learn first hand from debutant director how he overcame the peculiar challenges of shooting in the still hostile atmosphere immediately after the American bombing of Afghanistan. John Abraham, who essays a role based on the real life experiences of the director himself, talks about his role – by far one of the most physically and mentally challenging one of his blossoming career. Arshad Warsi, one of India’s most loved actors today, talks about how he prepared for the role, and what it was like working with the multinational and multitalented cast - Salman Shahid the Pakistani actor, Hanif Hum Ghum the Afghani actor and Linda Arsenio the American actress. Also opening up before the camera are the other cast and crew members. This is the only film that has been completely shot in Afghanistan post the Taliban regime.
Yash Raj Films has been creating popular blockbusters, and decided to do something different and challenging and try to make a film that reaches out to a wider audience, an international audience. A film that would be Indian in soul but international in its cinematic language. When this was still in the planning stages, the script of Kabul Express landed on the desk of Aditya Chopra and the rest as they say is history.
For a truly unique look at a truly unique film, do not miss the simulcast of ‘The Making of Kabul Express’, this Sunday at 7 pm on Sony Entertainment Television, MTV, NDTV 24x7 & 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m on NDTV Profit.