Mumbai: 'Inception' director Christopher Nolan will not be visiting India in December to attend IIT's cultural festival, the college has announced five days after it declared he will attend the event.
IIT had announced on various social platforms that the British director, who has a huge fan following in India with his films like 'Insomnia', 'Batman' trilogy, 'Inception' and upcoming space drama 'Interstellar', will speak at Mood Indigo's Illuminati programme.
The college took to Facebook to share the news and expressed its regret for previous announcement. "We sincerely apologise for all the confusion surrounding our tribute to Mr Nolan. Mood Indigo's tweet and Facebook post (27th October) of announcing Mr. Nolan's presence at the MI 2014 was incorrect. We regret the announcement and the consequent social media outbreak," read a post on the festival's official Facebook page.
The announcement has invited wrath of the fans, who are criticising the festival's team for pulling a publicity stunt. "The fact that it took 4 days to clear the confusion shows what kind of stunt it was," read a fan's comment, while another said, "These people need to start treating their audience with some respect."