Did You Know?
According to Director Stephen Weeks, this movie was ten days into shooting in Rajasthan when the production was told by its laboratory in London, Technicolor, that all the negative thus far sent to it was "out of focus and unusable", despite being photographed by Oscar-winning cameraman Walter Lassally. It was all part of an elaborate fraud by a group of criminals in London to derail the movie and collect a big insurance pay-off. Weeks' project was ruined, and worse was to come. Technicolor then spent ten years hounding him to try to suppress the movie, which proved that at least one of its staff had been party to the fraud. Recently, a video copy of what had been shot in those first ten days surfaced, and after restoration in Prague, the twenty-seven-minute fragment is available to view at YouTube. See more