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'Tigers' to release in India in January next year

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Tigers', which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) recently, will hit theatres in India in January 2015.

Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi. Pic/Datta Kumbhar

The film, directed by the Oscar-winning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic, is based on the true story of a salesman, Syed Aamir Raza, with a multinational pharmaceutical firm in Pakistan.

'Tigers', which seeks to relay a broader message about the benefits of breastfeeding, delivers a harsh judgement on the practises of MNCs in developing countries like Pakistan.

Tanovic said that the film is likely to be released in India in January next year. Hashmi, who is making his Hollywood debut with 'Tigers', said the film is a brave, new breed of cinema. "It is a global project with Indian and foreign cast and crew, directed by a Bosnian, set in Pakistan, and filmed in four countries including Patiala in India," the 35-year-old actor said.

Hashmi also met the man he portrays on-screen, Aamir, who is now a cab driver in Toronto and lives with his family in Mississauga. "We have had fabulous screenings and the reviews have been great but for me personally meeting Aamir and his family was the biggest high. I am so glad he liked the film and my portrayal of him. Aamir was the real tiger," he said.

After watching the movie, Aamir who is now a Canadian resident, said, "It is a very powerful film which showed things exactly how they happened. Emraan has done a great job."

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