It’s interesting how actor Sid Makkar hasn’t seen his own film Save Your Legs till now. No wonder that he is so kicked about the film’s screening at the upcoming Mumbai Film Festival.
The Australian bromantic cricket comedy premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and has also been screened at the London Film Festival. “MAMI has grown to be a big, reputed festival over the years. SYL is under the international section and a few of my close colleagues will be watching it alongside. It is also my first film at MAMI,” says Sid.
The actor plays Tusshar Rai, a Bollywood star who has his own cricket team and battles the Aussies, on the field and off it.
Sid, who was also a part of another international feature The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, believes that international film festivals reach out to cinema lovers across the border and it can garner distribution deals overseas, which helps the film. “I love this exchange of ideas, cultures, commerce, and exposure and festivals do that well,” he adds.