Crazy Rich Asians won't release in India, Warner Bros confirms; Twitter expresses disappointment
'We are sad to announce that Crazy Rich Asians would not be releasing in India,' responded Warner Bros' official handle to a follower's query on Twitter.
New Delhi: Crazy Rich Asians is making quite an impact globally with its storyline and box office business, but the film will not release in India.
When a Twitter user questioned about the buzz that Crazy Rich Asians will not be hitting the screens in India, a response from the official Twitter handle of the studio Warner Bros India read: "We are sad to announce that Crazy Rich Asians would not be releasing in India."
After reading this, Indians expressed their disappointment over the film not coming to their country.
@warnerbrosindia @kevinkwanbooks India is still officially a part of the Asian continent and a movie called #CrazyRichAsians won't even get a release? Common ! You've gotta find a way! @CrazyRichMovie
— chitrali narkar (@chitrali_narkar) August 21, 2018
.@CrazyRichMovie The vagueness of the India release date is the most disappointing incident of my week.
— Apoorva (@NebulousNegi) August 16, 2018
So not only have I spent months waiting for #crazyrichasians but now it’s not gonna be released in #India? I’ve been saving up movie days so I could watch THIS. MOVIE. SPECIFICALLY. With caramel and cheese popcorn. — Amira (@AmiraBanaulikar) August 21, 2018
This is super disappointing. Please fix this @warnerbrosindia I'd rather watch this than shit like Jurassic World 2 you threw at us earlier this year. #CrazyRichAsians ❤ "Hugely successful film Crazy Rich Asians will not be shown in India" https://t.co/2GxYeeH7fo — Heta Joshi (@heta91) August 21, 2018
This has ruined my morning https://t.co/XcawUm4MfA
— Sanya Jain (@sanyaj1) August 21, 2018
Touted to be the first contemporary English-language Hollywood movie with an almost all-Asian cast after a long time, Crazy Rich Asians is based on the book by Kevin Kwan with the same name.
It tells story of Chinese-American Rachel Chu, her boyfriend Nick Young and the adventure that they go on when Nick takes Rachel to Singapore for his best friend's wedding.
Directed by Jon M Chu, the film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh.
Though the film registered a good box office business internationally, there have been complaints that the film does not represent the true diversity of Southeast Asia or Asia.
With inputs from IANS.
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