'Delhi Belly' opens London Indian Film Festival
Speaking to Digital Spy, Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo expressed his excitement at being in London for the film's premiere.
"It feels fantastic! When I first started making movies I always wanted to be on a red carpet in London and here I am. I am really delighted," said Deo.
"I am nervous. With any movie when you work so hard on a project and it's going to get out there, there is a little nervousness and a hope that the audience will like it."
When questioned about the controversy surrounding the film, Deo said: "What controversy? I don't even know what they are talking about. Yes, if you play the song DK Bose backwards it sounds like a swear word, but who walks backwards? Who reads backwards?
"It's an intelligent way of doing things. Anyway, controversy is good for the film. It's time Indian cinema broadened itself, whoever does it."
Among the stars attending the premiere was Ghajini actress Jiah Khan.
Speaking about the London Indian Film Festival Khan, Khan told Digital Spy: "It's the first time I'm here and it's wonderful that I get to watch Delhi Belly on the opening day.
"Mr Aamir Khan and me, we go back. So it will be nice to see the film and I look forward to coming to more screenings. Our audiences are changing and we are more open to things that are different. We want to see different cinema so I think this is absolutely ideal."
The London Indian Film Festival will showcase the work of India's independent filmmakers, including Anurag Kashyap's That Girl in Yellow Boots and Ketan Mehta's Rang Rasiya.
Singer and film composer Raghu Dixit will perform before the closing night film Autograph on July 12.
The London Indian Film Festival runs from June 30 to July 12.