Mumbai: Marion Cotillard, the Oscar winning French actress is actively supporting MASAAN. She uploaded the French poster of the film on her Instagram and said “Masaan releases today in France after a huge success in Cannes. Produced by Melita Toscan Du Plantier with Richa Chadda in lead role”.
Melita produced the film with her partner Marie Jeanne-Pascal alongside other Indo-French partners of MASAAN. She said, “I’ve known Marion for about 19 years now. I remember how she was so excited and texted me asking about the prize Masaan had won. She was on the way to red carpet for her film Macbeth. She is very excited to watch MASAAN and is supporting the film. This is truly special for me.”
Richa was ecstatic. She said “It’s truly magical. I have watched Marion’s work for inspiration. In fact my director, Neeraj, gave me her film ‘Rust and Bone’ as research for Masaan. Like many things in this film, it’s come full circle again. I am so overwhelmed with her generosity. It feels great to be mentioned by an Oscar winning actress. We are all touched.”
Director Neeraj Ghaywan was touched by the support. He said “This is so inspiring to have one of the world’s greatest actor come out and support our film. I have seen almost all her films and I have huge respect for her craft. I take immense pride and extend my relentless gratitude on behalf of team Masaan. All this has been possible because of our producer Melita.”
The directorial debut of Neeraj Ghaywan that won two awards at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival stars Sanjay Mishra and Richa Chadda in the lead along with newcomers Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi. The film is produced by Drishyam Films, Phantom Films, Macassar Productions and Sikhya Entertainment is slated for July 24 release across Indian theatres.