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Ashish Pant's Uljhan to have Asian premiere at Shanghai International Film Festival 

The film will be screened alongside other Indian features such as Karkhanisanchi Waari, Meel Patthar and Koozhangal.

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Ashish Pant's Uljhan, also known as The Knot, will be screened at the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival where it will have its Asian premiere.

The thriller has already been showcased at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in April this year. 

Featuring Saloni Batra and Vikas Kumar, the film revolves around a married couple who, after a horrible accident, find themselves on opposite sides of the interminable argument. The film deals with how they deal with the practical and emotional implications of the incident. 

Speaking about the selection, Pant said, "On behalf of the entire team that made The Knot I feel humbled and honoured to have our Asian premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival. I really hope that The Knot’s universal themes resonate with the audience at SIFF. I’d like to thank the selectors at SIFF and Kyoko Dan for giving The Knot this platform to reach audiences in China.”

The film was also screened at the recent Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and it received favourable reviews. The film is backed by producer Kartikeya Narayan Singh, who said, "I am happy that Uljhan has found itself at such a prestigious platform. It is a matter of great honour for Ashish to be a part of the official selection in the SIFF Gala section at Shanghai International Film Festival. We are very grateful to the selection committee of the festival for showing us their love and appreciation. The cast and crew of the film are very excited to bring the film to Chinese audiences. Sadly, the pandemic has kept us from travelling to the festival.”

Expressing joy at the film being selected for the festival, Batra remarked, "I'm extremely delighted to know that Uljhan has made it to the Shanghai International Film Festival. We made this film with a lot of heart and passion and I'm glad to know that our work will be showcased at such a prestigious film festival and help us reach a wider global audience."

Kumar echoed the same emotions, saying, "To be a part of the Shanghai International Film Festival is a great honour for our whole team. As a part of the film, I am really glad that our movie is getting a chance to reach the audience in China."

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