Crazy Rich Asians which was earlier scheduled to hit the theatres in India on September 21, has been pushed further to October 5. The first contemporary English language Hollywood film with an almost all-Asian cast after a long time, Crazy Rich Asians is based on the book written by Kevin Kwan with the same name.
It tells the 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. The Warner Bros' project stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh.
The release date announcement comes after many Indian fans expressed disappointment over the news of the movie not making it to India. In August, the official Twitter handle of the studio Warner Bros India posted: "We are sad to announce that 'Crazy Rich Asians' would not be releasing in India."
"I was proud to find and cast the most talented Asian actors from all around the world. It opened my eyes for sure," director Jon M. Chu said.
Awkwafina had fun shooting the film in Asia. "When you travel to Asia, you realise that the world is bigger than we think it is. In Asia, no one knows who I am. So, I felt a little lost there, in a sense, but in a good way because it humbled me," she said.
Golding feels the team has "created real magic with Crazy Rich Asians". "And that will stay with us forever," he added.
(With IANS Inputs)