As an international recognition, Gitanjali Rao's animation film, Bombay Rose, will be the opening film at the Venice International Film Critics' Week 2019.
The official synopsis of the film reads, "Amidst the struggle of survival in a big city, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between an unavailable girl and boy. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars."
The voice cast includes Cyli Khare as Kamala, Amit Deondi as Salim, Makarand Deshpande as the villain, Anurag Kashyap as a Bollywood star, and Virendra Saxena as Kamala’s grandfather. Geetenjali Kulkarni provides a variety of background voices.
The event is a sidebar section of the Venice International Film Festival and is organised by the National Union of Italian Film Critics.
Apart from directing, Rao, best known for films such as October, True Love Story and Printed Rainbow, is credited as the screenplay writer, cinematographer and editor of Bombay Rose.