Barbara Mori goes topless in English version of ‘Kites’
Mumbai: With the promos of Hrithik-Barbara starrer ‘Kites’ finally out, one finds a clear difference between the Indian and the English version (read US) of the film.
While the Indian version shows a modest flirting scene between the lead pair, the English version airs a topless Barbara, sharing a passionate lip lock with Hrithik Roshan.
It is believed that the Hindi version is made while keeping in mind the local sensibilities while the English version of ‘Kites’, which is edited by Bret Ratner is only ninety minutes longer in comparison to the one-thirty minutes long original version of ‘Kites’, releasing worldwide on 21st May.
Talking to a news daily about the US version and Bret Ratner, a close Hollywood trade analyst said, "Ratner`s reputation couldn`t be anything further from the Bollywood norm. He`s known for movies full of fast cars, fast women, and big explosions. Subtlety isn`t his thing. ‘Kites’ hits theatres thanks to Brett Ratner."
However, when contacted Rakesh Roshan, the ‘Kites’ director blankly denied any such reports and firmly said, "The promos for both the international and Indian audiences are same and the kiss is in both. As far as the topless scene (of Barbara Mori) is concerned, it`s not true. I don`t make such films. For the Hollywood version, they wanted only 90 minutes so we removed all the five songs that are there in the Indian version of ‘Kites.’ "