Indian film ‘I am Not a Porn Star,’ to be screened at American Film Market next month

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Indian choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, who stars in I Am Not a Porn Star, Nazar Sambhal Ke, talks to the American Bazaar about the film.

The title of the upcoming Indian movie I Am Not a Porn Star, Nazar Sambhal Ke is about as provocative as its poster. However, actor Sandip Soparrkar assures that the film has an important message that must be told and it belongs to a genre of Indian independent films that the world audiences need to see to understand Indian cinema.

The film will be screened at the American Film Market (AFM) 2019 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, on November 9. Written and directed by Jainendra Baxi and produced by Chanda Patel, the film stars Soparrkar, a popular Bollywood choreographer, in a lead role. It also stars actor Julia Bliss as the female lead.

The film is about youth and the transition relationships go through. Last year, the poster of the film was released at World Film Festival, Los Angeles. Now the filmmakers return to the city, to screen it at AFM.

“It is a beautiful subject,” says Soparrkar. “That’s what made me say yes to the film. It has got no dance. Something people would expect from a dancer like me. But I did not want to start with a dance film as it would be very obvious from a dancer like me.”

Talking about the subject of the film and how it can be perceived as provocative by many, Soparrkar says, “This film is sensitive. It is based on relationships and deals with preconceived notions. It shows that what we think of the person, looking at the way they are may not be necessarily the way they are.”

He adds, “It has an amazing message to the society and people who are judgmental of others based on their appearances.”

Soparrkar says it is for that reason the film “has got a unique name.”

The cast and the crew are excited about screening the film at the prestigious American Film Market, which will be held from November 6 to 13 this year.

“AFM is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world,” says Soparrkar. “Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed.”

The actor-choreographer says more than $1 billion “in deals are sealed every year – on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production” at AFM.

“It is important that off-beat, unique and unusual film coming from the Indian landscape is shown in front of professionals from more than 70 countries,” Soparrkar says. “We will be meeting acquisition and development executives, agents directors, distributors and festival directors along with the world’s press.”

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One Comment

  1. Ernest Rajendra

    I am a born star! Hu r u? U r moron!

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