Filmmaker Vivek Aghnihotri’s ‘The Vaccine War’ created history this month by becoming the first Indian movie to have a song launch at Times Square. The film’s title song ‘Shristhi se pehele’, which consisted of Shlokas from Rigveda, describing the creation of the Universe was performed in the form of Kathak in New York.
At Times Square, a performance was given by Actor Archana Joglekar and the students of her Dance academy and it was choreographed by legendary Kathak maestro. The performance was witnessed by thousands of New Yorkers from all walks of life.
Before the release of ‘The Vaccine War’ in India on September 28, special screenings of the film were conducted in the US under the India for Humanity Tour. A pre-release of ‘The Vaccine War’ was hosted in New York to a full house, welcoming director Vivek Agnihotri and producer and actor Pallavi Joshi.
The New York events for ‘The Vaccine War’ were crafted and organized by Mohan Wanchoo, a successful software entrepreneur and philanthropist who is of Indian heritage.
“Vaccine War” is about how India made the COVID-19 vaccine under unprecedented challenges, and later provided it free of cost to many countries throughout the world that were in dire need of this vaccine, said Wanchoo.