First Movie Collaboration Between Japan and India in Preparation (News)
New Delhi, Jan. 13 (Jiji Press)—Japanese and Indian film production companies have started preparations to make a film together, marking the first movie collaboration between the two countries.
With an Indian man and a Japanese woman in the leading roles, the companies will begin shooting the film, "Love in Tokyo," in Japan as early as this year.
As bilateral economic and security ties are rapidly developing, expectations are running high that the film will help increase cultural exchanges and foster better mutual understanding.
The collaboration materialized after major Japanese studio Shochiku Co. obtained adaptation rights for the original "Love in Tokyo," a hit Indian film released in 1966 in the South Asian country.
Shochiku was planning a fresh take on the story. Renowned Indian film director Imtiaz Ali came to know of that and showed interest, resulting in the decision to produce a collaborative film.[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]