Actresses like Lisa Ray, Barbara Mori and Mumtaz to name a few will come together in a docu-drama ‘ 1 a minute ’ to create awareness about breast cancer. Directed by Namrata Singh Gujaral and a UniGlobe Entertainment Production, this docu-drama is striving to create awareness about breast cancer through the survivor testimonials in the movie in exclusive partnership with The Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust (NDMCT) in India and various other NGO’s globally.
The movie stars survivors like Lisa Ray (Water and Bollywood Hollywood), Barbara Mori (La Mujer de Mi Hermano and Kites), Mumtaz (yester years Bollywood sensational actress), Namrata Singh Gujral (Americanizing Shelley and The Agency), Olivia Newton-John (Grease), Jaclyn Smith (Charlie’s Angels), Melissa Etheridge (An Inconvenient Truth), Diahann Carroll (Claudine), brothers Billy Baldwin (Backdraft) and Danny Baldwin (VAMPIRES), whose mother is a survivor and finally Priya Dutt, whose mother, the famous Bollywood star Nargis Dutt, died of cancer. The docudrama also covers interviews with renowned Oncologists Dr. Dennis Slamon – Inventor of Herceptin, Dr. Deepak Chopra as well as experts by Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker (WHO).
The film will be showcased on October 29, 2010 in India through PVR. The film will have its US release on October 6th in 527 theaters; the largest theatrical release for any cancer themed film of this nature.
Portion of profits from each ticket sale of “1 a Minute” will be donated to NDMCT. The aim of the film’s release will be to raise awareness and funds to support the social cause in India.
Speaking about the trust and the association Priya Dutt (Photo), said, “I am just fulfilling, the dream that my parents had seen and started; to provide medical facility to our people in India to bring a smile to the patients and their family. Especially those families who cannot afford this specialized kind of treatment, that my father could give my mother. We do all that is possible through Nargis Dutt Memorial Charity Trust to keep this dream alive. We welcome all of you who would like to contribute and live this dream, along with the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charity Trust family”
The Source: movies.indiatimes.com