Riteish Deshmukh’s Balak Palak to premiere at SAIFF: watch promo
The actor’s Marathi film on sex education will be showcased at the South Asian International Film Festival
Actor Riteish Deshmukh‘s debut production venture, Marathi film Balak Palak (BP) which is about sex education, will have its world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), to be held in New York October 24-30.
“I’m very proud to be associated with the film. I’ve always believed that we could do more with regional cinema, which is already doing such great work over the last few years,” Riteish said in statement. “The script of the film has tremendous potential and the fact that it has been selected to premiere at SAIFF in New York proves that it is a story that appeals to people across beyond regional boundaries and all age groups,” he added.
Balak Palak is co-produced by Riteish and Uttung Thakur. The film addresses the subject of sex education in a fun-filled way and guides parents on how to communicate with their children. “The response we’ve received for the film has been extremely humbling and the entire team is very excited about seeing it grow from strength to strength in it’s reach and connect,” said Riteish.
First Published: 8.00 AM IST 09.27.2012