‘Chakravyuh’ invited for world premiere at BFI London Film Fest

Prakash Jha’s film will premiere at the 56th BFI London Film Fest that begins on October 10

Prakash Jha’s next film Chakravyuh has been invited to the prestigious BFI London Film Festival for a world premiere in October. The director is elated. “It’s a prestigious festival which provides good exposure for the film. But it is not opening the festival. It has been invited for a world premiere,” said Jha, whose Mrityudand opened the London Film Festival in 1997.

Chakravyuh, starring Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpayee, Kabir Bedi and Esha Gupta, was earlier being planned for release on October 5. But Jha says since the film festival starts October 10, they would have to consider postponing the release to October 12. However, he also pointed out that they are just “thinking about it” at the moment. He is happy that the festival “is now opening to Bollywood films”. “It’s a great thing,” he said.

If Chakravyuh releases October 12, it will be followed by Karan Johar’s much-awaited Student Of The Year a week later. But Jha believes this won’t affect the response to his film. “There is no big movie coming out the following week. Only Student Of The Year is coming out the next week, which is okay,” he said.