Filmmaker Anurag Basu says the title of his upcoming movie Kites is a metaphor to describe the passion between the film's lead pair Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori.
"Kites is the metaphor of the film. Kites fly against the wind and not with it, stronger the wind blows, higher the kites fly," said Basu, the director of the film.
"Our protagonists in the movie too face obstacles, their love grows deeper with every increasing obstacle," he said.
Meanwhile, the films's producer Rakesh Roshan said that he coined the title while gazing at two kites flying in the sky which looked 'too intriguing and romantic'.
"The idea for Kites came to me when I was gazing at the sky and saw two kites flying. It looked very romantic. It was very intriguing. The way they came close, played, almost embraced each other and then drew apart. Unaware that someone else was pulling the strings and could cut them loose. I sat down and penned a story around this idea," Rakesh said.
Speaking about the film which releases this summer, Anurag said Kites goes beyond boundaries and cultures.
"It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship that takes two lovers on a thrilling journey filled with precious moments and unexpected betrayal," Basu said.
Kites has been made in two versions, hindi and english. Both will release on May 21 across over 60 countries.
The film also stars Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi and Nick Brown. The stunt coordination has been done by hollywood's Spiro Razatos. The English version of Kites is presented and reworked by the well known hollywood -director Brett Ratner. It's called Kites: Remix.