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Eros International Releases 'Bhoothnath' in Pakistan




Eros International, the London AIM listed leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector releases Bhoothnath in Pakistan day and date with the film’s global release. Bhoothnath becomes the first Indian film to be passed by Pakistan Censor Board for a day and date release in its original un-cut version. It is also the first film of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, the two topmost stars of Indian film industry, to release in Pakistan.  

Eros will be releasing Bhoothnath on 9th May across all major cities in Pakistan, including Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujaranwala, Hyderabad and Gujarat, in association with renowned production and distribution houses Evernew Group and HKC Entertainment who have been in the business for more than 50 years. 

Sajjad Gul, Chairman & CEO, Evernew Group, commented:

Bollywood films have always had a big market in Pakistan. Pakistanis are absolutely ecstatic to have Amitabh Bachchan’s and Shah Rukh’s first film to be seen on a big screen in Pakistan. We are glad to be working with a leading player like Eros International for Bhoothnath release.” 

Pranab Kapadia, President – Distribution, Eros International said:

“We are extremely delighted to be able to distribute our films in Pakistan, as the market has huge appetite and potential. Bhoothnath is the ideal film for our launch as it stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan who have great fan following in Pakistan. There is huge excitement for the release. Bhoothnath is the first among many in our release pipeline and we look forward to working with Evernew Group and HKC Entertainment to release more films in Pakistan soon.” 


Snoop Dogg - Akshay Kumar to RAP in 'Singh is Kinng!'



The Vipul Shah-produced "SINGH IS KINNG" is getting bigger by the day.  The story is about a small town Sikh boy who, because of circumstances, becomes a sinister underworld gangster.
The latest on the film, according to industry sources, is that legendary rapper, Snoop Doggy Dogg will rap with superstar Akshay Kumar in the keenly anticipated film!
The sources add that the celebrity rapper is likely to render a verse for the song and shoot a music video with Kumar very soon, that will go on air well before the release of the film on August 8.
The film's main composer Pritam is not connected with the song, which is being handled independently by Akshay and Vipul. The Snoopy track is likely to form a part of the film's soundtrack, to be released by Junglee Music.
Officials close to the film will not comment at this juncture but are likely to make a formal announcement soon.
"SINGH IS KINNG" is an Indian Film Company-Studio 18 release worldwide. 

Bhoothnath Set to Take Web and Summer Box Office By Storm!



Eros International, the leading integrated company within the Indian media & entertainment sector announced today the expansion of its presence on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Orkut and MySpace with the launch of Eros branded community sites for the upcoming release of ‘BHOOTHNATH’.

Eros has lined up an exciting array of contests for autographed CDs and posters as well as interactive activities such as polls, discussions and exclusive images and videos for the Bhootnath community sites on Orkut, Facebook and MySpace. Eros’ development of film-specific communities on social networking sites supports the company’s ongoing strategy to connect online with Bollywood fans around the world.  
“Eros was the first Indian media and entertainment company to partner directly with
YouTube as we recognized early the rapid growth in popularity of social networking platforms. Bhoothnath is the perfect film for us to expand our social marketing reach and support as it has such great appeal across all segments of the market with the presence of a leading icon like Amitabh Bachchan as well as being a children’s film”, said Kumar Ahuja, VP International Sales & New Media for Eros International.  


Singh is Kinng Teaser


Teaser of the movie “SINGH IS KINNG”, which is due to be released in August. (Thanks to Blockbuster Entertainment / Indian Films – Studio 18)

Joint venture between Eros International and Eyeqube Studios Pvt Ltd.




EyeQube Studios Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between Eros International Plc and Charles Darby, today announced that the state-of-the-art visual effect studio in Mumbai has commenced operations. The company has officially begun work on the much-awaited films, “Aladin” and “Drona”. A slate of other feature film work will be announced within the next few months. 

Meanwhile, EyeQube continues its enormous recruitment drive to help service its vast amount of production work over the coming months and years. 

Spread across an area of 20,000 square feet, the studio has one of the best facilities for visual effects in India with the latest state of the art hardware and software. The company will be utilizing both Auto Desk’s Maya for 3D and the foundry’s Nuke, as it’s primary composite program. 

Charles Darby, Creative Director of EyeQube & Senior Visual Effects Supervisor said, “I’m extremely proud to see EyeQube open it’s doors and although we have a fabulous set-up technically, I’m most proud to see a facility that feels creative and approaches the work in a more artistic manner. EyeQube is an ideas factory, we make possibilities and that’s where our future lays. We will develop each show we come into contact with and really harness India’s untapped potential, it’s artists, whilst giving them a strict production structure. This year we will be unwrapping a number of really exciting new projects and everyone of them is a wonderful opportunity for us to do something new.” 

“Six months ago, we announced the launch of a spectacular dream – a state-of-the-art visual effects facility in India promising to position Indian films on par with the best in Hollywood. Today, we are very pleased to announce the dream has formally been given shape in the form of EyeQube Studios. Following Aladin and Drona, through EyeQube we aim to announce shortly several more exciting content driven projects with a belief in taking Indian cinema to new heights”, added Sunil Lulla, President, Eros International, India.

EyeQube will produce not only Indian films with high-end visual effects, but also be selectively involved with a few prestigious international projects. The company will primarily handle visual effects for all of Eros International’s top-end productions and co-productions.