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Mukkabaaz actor Vineet Kumar Singh wants to support struggling boxers in India

Actor Vineet Kumar Singh, who is playing a struggling boxer in filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s forthcoming movie Mukkabaaz, says he wants to help real life boxers who are struggling in India.

Asked if knowing the sport closely brought any changes in his mind, Vineet told a reporter: “Of course, I would love to contribute something to them. In the ‘akhada’ (wrestling arena), where I used to practise, I saw so many boxers.”

“Some, who are struggling even though they are champions, and some are forced to retire, some are the victim of politics. I also made friends with them. So I want to help them with my limited capability so that awareness can be created.” In the film, the actor fought with some of the real boxers and that made him think like a boxer. “In the film, there was no action choreography and I fought against some of the boxing champions like Neeraj Goyat, Deepak Tanwar and Sandeep Yadav. So yes, I want our country to have more such champions, and as an actor and sports enthusiast, I want to support these kind of sports individuals who have always been ignored,” he said.

Presented by Eros International and Aanand L Rai and produced by Colour Yellow in association with Phantom Films, Mukkabaaz directed by Anurag Kashyap also features Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill and Ravi Kishan.

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Eros International announces strong film production slate for 2017-2018

eros-intl-logoEros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced its current film production line up for 2017-18. The Company plans to produce over 50 films across multiple languages, making it the largest slate by any Indian studio this year, offering a diversified slate of marquee and content-driven films. In addition to this strong production slate, the Company will also continue to selectively acquire content on an opportunistic basis.

The company has ramped up its own productions with an exciting line-up under development, encompassing a significant number of releases across budgets, genres and languages through key partnerships including talented producer-director, Aanand L Rai and their joint production entity Colour Yellow Production, Viki Rajani’s NextGen Films and Trinity Pictures, Eros’ in-house franchise label.

Commenting on the company’s strong pipeline, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, “We are delighted to collaborate with some of the best creative forces in the business and build a strong portfolio of films. We continue to see great opportunity in nurturing talent, creating IP in-house and remain focused on delivering our promise to provide wholesome entertainment to audiences with a right mix of popular and content driven cinema”.

Following the critical and commercial successes ofRaanjhanaa, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Nil Battey Sannata and Happy Bhag Jayegi, Eros continues its association with Aanand L Rai and will roll out eight more titles with Colour Yellow which include Rai’s directorial venture starring Shah Rukh Khan, a quirky romantic comedy Shubh Mangal Savdhaan by south director RS Prasanna, two films Mukkebaz andManmarziyaan will be helmed by Anurag Kashyap and Rahul Sankalya’s Nimmo. Post the success ofHappy Bhag Jayegi, director Mudassar Aziz will reunite on a film he will direct along with another interesting collaboration with Navdeep Singh (ofNH10 and Manorama Six Feet Under fame) for a project that is currently in the scripting stage. Additionally, a Malayalam film Moothon starring Nivin Pauly that Rai will be co-producing with Ajay Rai and Alan McAlex, to be directed by Geetu Mohandas, who’s last film Liar’s Dice was India’s official entry at the 87th Academy Awards is also in the pipeline from the banner.

Speaking on the association, Aanand L Rai said,“Eros and Colour Yellow share an amazing synergy which reflects in the kind of films we make together, showcasing Indian ethos that touch hearts. What makes this association special is how, as partners, the teams bond and celebrate each project together”.

Eros’ new slate also boasts of five films in association with Viki Rajani’s NextGen Films, namely the blockbuster actor-director duo—Tiger Shroff and Sabbir Khan’s action-packed musical Munna Michael, Sushant Singh Rajput’s space odyssey Chandamama Door Ke, directed by Sanjay Puran Singh and directors Rahul Dholakia and Sabbir Khan’s next projects along with another project titled Make in India to be announced soon. Director Rahul Dholakia adds, “Eros and NextGen are very established film companies. Looking forward to partnering with them in my next venture”.

Trinity Pictures, the company’s visionary venture, its in-house franchise label has five franchises across new and diverse genres lined up in the next couple of years— a spy-superhero film, Sniff directed by Amole Gupte, a live action bilingual (Hindi and Tamil) elephant film to be directed by multiple award winning Tamil director, Prabhu Solomon, ace director Krish’s buddy cop film which will be shot in Hindi and Tamil simultaneously, featuring popular lead actors from both South and Bollywood and two Indo-China co-productions, a first for any Indian studio—Kabir Khan’s travel drama and Siddharth Anand’s cross-cultural romantic comedy.  “It’s exciting to jointly develop the Indo-China project with Eros and I hope we create new milestones together. This project will reach out to a much wider audience, new geographies and territories opening up the fastest growing film market of the world, China”, added director Kabir Khan.

Eros will release the much-awaited third instalment of the popular Sarkar franchise, Ram Gopal Varma’sSarkar 3 and Vikram Motwane’s vigilante drama Bhavesh Joshi with Phantom Films this year. With a focus on creating fresh concepts in new spaces, Eros is working with a pool of talented and established directors on board including Homi Adajania and Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur 2) in association with producer Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films, Sujay Ghosh (Reunion), Raj & DK (Farzi) among others. Sequel to hit political thriller drama Nayak – Nayak 2 penned down by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad of Baahubali & Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame will also go on floor this year.

The Indian studio also continues to expand its regional presence this year with more than 25 releases across Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Punjabi. Following their double success together with Bengali films Belaseshe and Praktan, Eros will release director duo Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s Posto this year. Also on the anvil is director Moinak Bhowmik’s Bibaho Diaries, Double Feluda director Sandip Ray’s next, two projects by Sujoy Ghosh, Kamleshwar Mukherjee’s Goodnight City and a project each by directors Ranjan Ghosh, Raja Chandra and Rabi Kinagi.

The company has also greenlit two Telugu projects by ace directors Chandu Mondeti (of Premam fame) and Maruti in association with IDream’s production division.

Also, slated to release are four Marathi films -Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar by Hemant Dhome which makes a strong statement on the current state of Shivaji’s forts across Maharashtra, sequel to the hit Coffee Ani Barach Kahi by Prakash Kunte and another two films in association with Everest Entertainment.

Eros’ Tamil slate will offer a range of titles by established directors as well as new talent which include Ramu Chellapa’s Enkitta Mothathe, Suresh Sangiah’s Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu, Manikandan’s Kadasi Vivasayi, Bharath Krishna’s Nervazhi and another project with director Venkat Prabhu.

Post the release of the legendary tales of Char Sahibzaade and Banda Singh Bahadur, the company has also announced Punjabi films – 3D animation Guru Tegh Bahadur and Jaita, to be directed by Harry Baweja.

Following the success of its Malayalam releases likeHappy Wedding, IDI etc., Eros continues to make successful inroad into Malayalam cinema with multiple releases coming up including C/o Saira Banu starring Manju Warrier, Amala Akineni, directed by Antony Sony Sebastian; Ranjan Pramod’sRakshadhikari Baiju Oppu with Biju Menon and Aju Varghese as leads;  Sunday Holiday directed by Jis Joy starring Asif Ali, Sreenivasan, Lal Jose and Asha Sharath and another film to be directed by Thomas Sebastian.

This year will also see Eros’ debut into Kannada cinema with the release of Aake in association with K S Dreams and Nakshatra Productions, directed by K M Chaitanya and starring Chiranjeevi Sarja and Sharmila Mandre.

Speaking on his association with Eros, leading Bengali director Shiboprasad Mukherjee said, “It’s been great to partner with Eros who recognize the importance and potential of regional cinema, opening newer markets in India and overseas”.

Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO, Eros International commented “With this film slate, Eros demonstrates two fundamental strengths, firstly its firm footing on a dominant market leadership position built on the pillar of a wide, diverse portfolio of films and secondly its ability to foresee market trends and adapt swiftly to step up its own production and co-production model over the content acquisition model. While the demonetization in India was a temporary cloud over the business affecting footfalls in the short run, we see great opportunities including a cashless economy driving accelerated adoption of ErosNow(1), one of the leading OTT services in India with over 2 million paying subscribers and over 55 million users worldwide. A compelling film slate with winning budgets and not just winning scripts, backed with a well-oiled global distribution network that consistently opens new markets for Bollywood coupled with strong pre-sales and a game-changing early mover ErosNow(1) digital strategy, positions Eros uniquely to capitalize on the rapidly growing Indian entertainment sector.”

 

Eros International films win big at the Sony Guild Awards

Bajirao Mastani (2)With the onset of the awards season, it’s honors galore for Eros International’s 2015 releases. India’s leading film studio that gave audiences the largest number of blockbusters this year along with critically acclaimed films such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Badlapur, NH10 and have ended last year with their crowning glory, Bajirao Mastani announced a clean sweep and an outstanding total of 16 awards for their films at the prestigious Sony Guild Awards held in Mumbai recently.

Eros’ latest epic Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Bajirao Mastani that released on December 18 to thundering applause from media and audiences worldwide won a grand total of 9 awards. Sanjay Leela Bhansali won Best Director and Ranveer Singh took home the Best Actor Award. The film also won Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Dialogue, Best Choreography and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The biggest blockbuster of 2015, Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan won 5 awards including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Story, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Child Artist.

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While Deepak Dobriyal of Tanu weds Manu Returns, the super hit family entertainer, grabbed an award for Best actor in a Comic Role, Nawazuddin Siddiqui won Best Actor in a Negative Role for Badlapur.

With an unparalleled number of critically and commercially successful films this year, Eros International films continue to dominate the awards and the box office charts. With the Guild Awards opening the awards season, 2015 is definitely Eros International’s year of glory as the appreciation and the awards keep pouring in.

Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ to get an Indian adaptation starring Saif Ali Khan

Chef Film - PosterIn a major move that is set to put the Indian movie business on the world content map, Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment announced that they would produce the Hindi remake of the high-profile Hollywood hit, ‘Chef’. The producers also confirmed getting leading man, Saif Ali Khan, to star in the iconic role.

‘Chef’, is a 2014 breakthrough hit film that was written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau who also featured in the titular role essaying Chef Casper. The multi-talented Favreau shot to fame with the 1996-film, Swingers and since then has had a long and distinguished career in Hollywood. Amongst his vast of range of films, Jon has directedIron Man, Iron Man 2 and Elf among others and has been the executive producer on Iron Man 3 and Marvel’s Avengers franchise.  

The critically appreciated and commercially successful ‘Chef’, which boasts of a famous supporting cast with the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo,Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman and amongst others, is the story of professional Chef, Carl Casper, (played by Favreau himself). Carl, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity to its controlling owner. As he tries to figure out his next move, he finds himself in his hometown, Miami, where he teams up with his ex-wife, friend and son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and his zest for life and love. What follows is an endearing journey of relationships, self-discovery and success.

Earlier this year, Abundantia Entertainment, founded by Vikram Malhotra (formerly COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures) acquired the remake rights from Favreau’s company, Fairview Entertainment and went on to partner with Eros International, India’s leading film studio and Alumbra Entertainment.. The Hindi version will be distributed and released by Eros worldwide.

Speaking on his passion project going global, Jon Favreau said, “I’m delighted to see ‘Chef’ get an Indian remake. I’m excited to see how this personal film translates to the Indian culture. The themes of food, music and family should resonate well.”

Terming ‘Chef’ as one of the most endearing and inspiring films of recent times, Vikram Malhotra, Founder & CEO of Abundantia, said, “Ever since I first saw ‘Chef’ I knew that this film had to be made in India. Charming relationships, a feel-good story and a unique journey of self-discovery make ‘Chef’ the ideal film to bring alive in an Indian context. Add to that the blazing spirit of entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving food scene in India and the context for a Hindi remake is brilliantly set. We are proud and honored that an icon of Hollywood like Jon Favreau has chosen us to take forward his passion-project in another part of the world. I am also delighted that one of the finest actors in our country, Saif Ali Khan, will helm the title role in the Hindi version”.

Partnering on the project, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd added, “Eros has been at the forefront of breaking content barriers and taking Indian movies worldwide. Be it our global blockbusters like English Vinglish, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Bajrangi Bhaijaan or our upcoming line-up like Bajirao Mastani, we are keenly focused in making content speak a universal language. We are delighted to bring a special film like ‘Chef’ to the Indian audience in their own language and look forward to working closely to make ‘Chef’ connect to millions of movie-goers in the Hindi language.

The work on the Hindi remake has begun and a script that will adapt ‘Chef’s’ story to the Indian palate, keeping the flavor of the film intact, is already underway.

Vikram Malhotra and Ridhima Lulla of Eros International made the formal announcement with Jon Favreau in Los Angeles on October 26th.

Eros International & Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh to have its World Premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival

AligarhHansal Mehta is known for his sensitive, quality films that have a substantial story to tell. Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the prestigious Asian film jamboree has recognized this National Award winner’s ability to tell unusual human celluloid stories by lending its platform for the World Premiere of his next, Aligarh in its section – A Window on Asian Cinema. The most applauded & keenly watched film festival in Asia, BIFF brings together some of the best filmmaking talent from across the world.

Starring acclaimed actors, Manoj Bajpayee & Rajkummar Rao in key roles, Aligarh is based on a real life incident in Uttar Pradesh which found its way into the headlines not so long back. A Professor (Manoj Bajpayee) is suspended by his University for being gay after he is caught on camera in a sting operation. A young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) investigates his first breaking story. Set in the myriad dark lanes of a volatile, decadent society, the two strike an unlikely friendship that will change them forever.

Speaking on this, Hansal said, “I think it’s a special reward to a fantastically dedicated team that worked on making Aligarh so special. Busan is Asia’s biggest film festival and being selected as part of such an excellent line-up is an honour. ”

Adds Producer Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd, ” We are elated at the selection of our film, Aligarh for its World Premiere at a prestigious film festival like BIFF. This strengthens our belief at Eros International in backing the vision of directors like Hansal who make meaningful cinema with a human touch.”

Between 1st and 10th October 2015, the quaint city of Busan will be hosting this grand event. This year, the Busan International Film Festival will also be hosting a special line up of European parallel cinema, and will become a hub of global cinema.

Eros International presents Aligarh directed by Hansal Mehta and written by Apurva Asrani, produced by Eros International and Karma Pictures. 

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ becomes 3rd Highest grossing Bollywood film in UK

Eros International has announced that Bajrangi Bhaijaan is turning out to be an all time blockbuster film.

As per box office collections in the UK, the Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer has  grossed over £2.5 mn; becoming No. 3 in the UK all time box office race behind Dhoom 3 (£2.7 mn) and My Name Is Khan (£2.6 mn).

The film has crossed PK (£2.38mn) and Khabhi Khushi Kabhi Gaam (£2.4 mn) already.

Watch Tu Jo Mila from Bajrangi Bhaijaan here:

‘Bajirao Mastani’ Teaser released

Eros International has released the first look and a teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited Bajirao Mastani, the epic love story of an unsung warrior king and a fearless protector of the Maratha kingdom.

Watch the spectacular teaser of Bajirao Mastani on ErosNow:

Produced by Kishore Lulla & Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone & Priyanka Chopra. The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 18th December 2015. 

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Eros International to release ‘Hero’ in UK cinemas

Eros International will be releasing Salman Khan Films’ production Hero directed by Nikhil Advani in UK cinemas on 11th September 2015. 

The film introduces actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty to audiences worldwide.

Watch the trailer here:
 

‘Hero’ promises to be a classic romantic entertainer that has been long missing from the Bollywood scene. Produced by Salman Khan and Subash Ghai, the romantic entertainer is directed by Nikhil Advani.

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Eros International to release ‘Welcome Back’ in UK cinemas on 4th September

Cast of Welcome BackA. A. Nadiadwala and Eros International present Base Industries Group’s ‘Welcome Back’ which is the sequel to the 2007 blockbuster Welcome. The sequel is produced by Firoz A Nadiadwallah.

Helmed by director Anees Bazmee ,who also directed the first instalment of the franchise, the out-and-out entertainer stars John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Ankita Srivastava.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas through Eros International on 4th September 2015. 

Synopsis:

Anil Kapoor & Nana PatekarUday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu bhai (Anil Kapoor) the protagonists from the film “Welcome” have left the underworld, and are now big businessmen. Two women, Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) and Maharani (Dimple Kapadia) posing as princess and Queen of Nazafgardh, enter their life;Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) is the new lady love in Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu’s(Anil Kapoor) life and both the friends’ dream of tying the knot with her at the earliest. However Appa – Uday’s father (Nana Patekar), plays spoilsport by bringing another daughter Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) from his third marriage.

He tells Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) to get her married to someone from a good family. Maharani (Dimple Kapadia) puts a condition that only after their sister is married Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) will marry one of them. Now a search to find a suitable boy for their sister Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) starts .An idea strikesan and they think of Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval)who may have a far off relative from his extended family since they are already familiar with his credentials.  As fate would have it, the day Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval) wife Supriya confesses to her husband about Ajay (John Abraham), her grown up son, from a past marriage of his wife.

This comes as shocking news to Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval). UdayShetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu(Anil Kapoor) when they come to know about Dr. Ghungroo(Paresh Raval) son he feel themselves the most happiest as there could be no good family than Dr. Ghungroo’s (Paresh Raval).Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar)& Majnu(Anil Kapoor) fix their marriage, thinking Ajay (John Abraham) to be a decent boy. However they don’t know that Ajay (John Abraham) is a street smart guy and a known Bhai in Mumbai. Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval) is shocked, and fears that if Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu (Anil Kapoor) come to know about the truth of Ajay (John Abraham) being a bhai. They shall break Dr. Ghungroo’s (Paresh Raval) bones.

Find out what happens next in cinemas on 4th September 2015.

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Trailer: Bajrangi Bhaijaan feat. Salman Khan & Kareena Kapoor Khan

Eros International has released the most anticipated trailer of Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring superstars Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. 

The film is directed by Kabir Khan and also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a pivotal role. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is produced by Salman Khan Films and is set to release in UK cinemas through Eros International this Eid, 17th July 2015.

Check out the new song from the movie Tu Chahiye by Atif Aslam: 

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ set to have audiences all at sea

Expect choppy seas and inclement weather this summer, as UK audiences are swept aboard a roller-coaster of emotion and drama with this summer’s most anticipated release Dil Dhadakne Do. Watch the trailer here:

Dil Dhadakne Do is a bittersweet comedy-drama that focuses on one dysfunctional family’s array of tangled and tumultuous relationships on the high seas, as the socially ambitious Mehra family embark on a 10-day cruise that changes their lives forever.

Dil Dhadakne Do boasts an impressive pool of talent, both in front and behind the camera; it is written and directed by Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), regarded as amongst India’s most critically and commercially successful female directors, and stars an A-list line-up of, including Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Shefali Shah (Monsoon Wedding, Gandhi, My Father), Priyanka Chopra (Fashion, Barfi, Mary Kom), Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat, Gunday), Anushka Sharma (PK) and Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag).

Dil Dhakane Do UK Release Eros International (1)Adding their heavyweight presenter credentials to the film is Junglee Pictures, an emerging film studio spanning the development of Hindi feature films internationally and Excel Entertainment, India’s most dynamic pioneers of contemporary Indian film production, co-founded by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The engaging musical score is penned by the acclaimed lyricists and music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Synopsis: Dil Dhadakne Do narrates the story of Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor) and his wife Neelam (Shefali Shah), one of the most popular couples in Delhi society, who decide to celebrate their forthcoming 30th wedding anniversary by planning a lavish 10–day cruise of Europe for their closest family and friends. 

Once on the ship, their picture-perfect lives start to unravel. Kamal is heading for bankruptcy and he and wife Neelam cannot tolerate being around each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha(Priyanka Chopra) is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to tensions with her husband and in-laws, who have also come along on the cruise. Completing the familial plotline is sonKabir (Ranveer Singh), who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family; but ever the dreamer, Kabir starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer onboard the ship and realises he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink?  How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ will have all the answers.

Dil Dhadakne Do is set to release in UK cinemas on 5th June 2015.

 

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‘NH10’ UK release cancelled

NH10 Still Eros International (6)The latest Bollywood film from NYSE listed Bollywood studio Eros International, NH10 starring Anushka Sharma is not releasing in UK cinemas as planned.

The film was listed by the distributors to get a UK, overseas and Indian release on 13th March 2015. While the film may still open in other international territories, for now the film won’t be seen by UK fans.

Produced by leading lady Anushka Sharma in association with Phantom Films and Krishika Lulla from Eros International, the trailer of NH10 was censored by distributor Eros International through the British Board of Film Classification with a ‘15’ rating.

However, the feature film has not been censored yet, which is necessary for general release in the UK. Directed by Navdeep Singh, NH10 opens in Indian cinemas today, 13th March 2015.

Eros International launches Trinity Pictures

Eros InternationalNYSE listed Bollywood studio Eros International has announced the appointment of Ajit Thakur as CEO to spearhead the company’s motion pictures production division, Trinity Pictures.

Ajit has joined the leadership team at Eros and will lead Trinity Pictures’ endeavor to invest in developing intellectual property in-house.

Speaking on the development, Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO, Eros International said, “We are excited about taking a big creative initiative with Trinity and warmly welcome Ajit to join the Eros family to drive this initiative with his wealth of experience and successful track record. While our acquisition and co-production model is all about scale, portfolio and market share, the Trinity label will be all about quality, success rate and building franchises with lasting value which perfectly complements our overall content strategy. We are fortunate to have David Maisel, the founder of Marvel Studios on the board of Eros International plc and are hopeful of recreating some of that franchise magic for Trinity”.

Ajit Thakur, CEO, Trinity Pictures added, “It has been a dream to build a franchise based motion picture label and in Eros I have found a perfect home to my dreams. I am happy to be a part of the Eros family, India’s biggest film studio and hoping to create at Trinity something meaningful and of lasting value”.

Before joining Eros, Ajit Thakur has held a number of key positions for companies such as Coca Cola and Unilever, UTV, Sony Television and most recently Star TV.

Eros International to now release NH10 on 13th February 2015

EROS NH10 UK Release CinemasEros International , Phantom Films and Clean Slate Films’ NH10 starring  Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumaar is a new age, gritty, edge -of –the- seat thriller, that looks to break stereotypes.

The film is director Navdeep Singh’s second film, post the critically acclaimed Manorama 6 Feet Under.

While NH10 was scheduled to release on the 6th of March, the makers have now decided to push the release by a week and the film will now hit theatre screens on the 13th March 2015.

Eros International, Phantom Films and Clean Slate Films’ have decided to release NH10 on Friday, the 13th, keeping with the theme of the film i.e the horror a couple goes through when a road trip goes wrong and the fact that it falls under the thriller genre, making it the perfect date to the release the film.

What’s more is that while the promotional track of NH10 titled “Chill Gaye Naina” recently released and is fast gaining momentum, the team of the film has planned an extensive marketing campaign around it, cashing in on the popularity of the soft-rock number. 

Eros International, Phantom Films & Clean Slate Films’ NH10 is now scheduled to release in UK cinemas and worldwide on 13th March 2015.

NH10 is the story of a young upper middle class couple Meera and Arjun, driving to a well-earned weekend getaway. Somewhere on the road, they step in to help sort what seems like a usual village skirmish…not realizing what’s in store ahead!

A thriller at heart, it’s essentially a story of survival and courage – of how a woman stacked against all odds manages to not just stick it out but indeed…Give It Back!
 

Eros to release HERO in UK cinemas on 3rd July

Eros InternationalEros International and Salman Khan Films in association with Mukta Arts have announced the release of ‘Hero’. The film will release worldwide and in UK cinemas on 3rd July 2015.

The film is a stylized adaptation of the 1983 super hit film of the same name directed by Subhash Ghai.

Hero is directed by Nikhil Advani and marks the debut of Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty and is produced by Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai.

Salman Khan Films second release in July is Bajrangi Bhaijaan hitting UK and worldwide screens on Eid, starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and is directed by Kabir Khan.

Eros to release ‘NH10’ in UK cinemas on 6th March

Eros International has released the theatrical trailer of Anushka Sharma starrer NH10, set to release in UK cinemas on 6th March 2015. 

Watch the trailer here:

Synopsis: NH10 is the story of a young upper middle class couple Meera and Arjun, driving to a well-earned weekend getaway. Somewhere on the road, they step in to help what seems like a usual village skirmish…not realizing what’s in store ahead!

EROS NH10 UK Release CinemasA thriller at heart, it’s essentially a story of survival and courage – of how a woman stacked against all odds manages to not just stick it out but indeed…Give it back!

This is Anushka Sharma’s first home production under her production house, Clean Slate Films. It is also being produced by Phantom Films and NYSE listed studio Eros International.

NH10 is directed by Navdeep Singh, and stars Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam in leading roles. The film is a thriller, is edgy, gritty and intriguing.

This March, hit the road on Meera’s journey of a lifetime with NH10.

Directed by Navdeep Singh and produced by Krishika Lulla, Anushka Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Karnesh Sharma, NH10 will be released in UK cinemas on 6th March 2015.

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Spotted: Dhanush & Akshara Haasan in London

Indian actors Dhanush and Akshara Haasan flew into the English capital this week to promote their new release, Eros International’s Shamitabh. 

Shamitabh also stars Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and is set to release in UK cinemas on 6th February 2015. 

Check out these photos by Hayat Khan of Dhanush and Akshara at a Central London Hotel:


Dhanush, Akshara Hassan in London Shamitabh (1)

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New Trailer, Music launch of Shamitabh

Eros International launched the music of their upcoming release, Shamitabh, at a grand event in Mumbai on Monday, 20th January 2015.

The event was attended by industry stalwarts like ‪Rajinikanth‬, Kamal Haasan, Jaya Bachchan, Gulzar, ‪Sridevi‬, ‪Ilaiyaraaja, Abhishek Bachchan,‬ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with the Shamitabh cast Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Hassan.

The NYSE listed Bollywood studio also released a second trailer of Shamitabh on the same day. Watch the trailer here:

The leading actors of the much-awaited film along with director R Balki will also take part in several promotional activities in the English capital next week.

Shamitabh is produced by Sunil Lulla, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R K Damani, Gauri Shinde and Abhishek Bachchan and is set to release in UK cinemas on 6th February 2015.

Check out photos from the launch here:

Shamitabh Music Launch

Shamitabh Music Launch Team

Shamitabh Music Launch Sridevi

Shamitabh Music Launch Sridevi, Rajnikanth, Kamaal Hassan

Shamitabh Music Launch Jaya Bachchan Gulzar

Shamitabh Music Launch Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamaal Hassan

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Watch: ‘SHAMITABH’ Theatrical Trailer

Eros International has released the trailer of  Shamitabh starring Amitabh Bachchan, Danush and Akshara Haasan. 

The highly-anticipated film is written and directed by R. Balki. Shamitabh is produced by Rakesh Jhunjhunwaala, R K Damani, Sunil Lulla, Gauri Shinde, Abhishek Bachchan.

Shamitabh releases in UK cinemas on 6th February 2014. 

Watch the trailer and first song of the film here:

Eros to release Dil Dhadakne Do & Bangistan in UK cinemas

Dil Dhadakne Do - UK Release - EROS PosterEros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry has acquired the international rights of Excel Entertainment’s eagerly awaited films – Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan.

Dil Dhadakne Do, in Zoya’s trademark style boasts of an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Shefali Shah. Shot mostly in foreign locales on a cruise ship, the film is a drama centered around a dysfunctional Punjabi family.

Film critic turned director Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan, a hilarious parody  stars Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat as two rival, blundering terrorists with Jacqueline Fernandez making a special appearance.

Speaking on the announcement, Jyoti Deshpande, CEO, Eros International Media Ltd said, “After a successful association for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, we are happy to once again partner with Excel who are known to make films that entertain as well as consistently offer a fresh take on cinema. Dil Dhadakne Do and Bangistan are looking extremely promising and we are looking forward to showcase these films internationally through our digital and distribution network”.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Excel Entertainment added, “We are happy to collaborate with Eros for these two exciting projects and present them on a worldwide platform through their outstanding distribution network”.

Eros will release Bangistan on 17th April, 2015 and Dil Dhadakne Do on 5th June, 2015 in UK cinemas and the international markets.

Dil Dhadakne Do - UK Release - EROSFNEWS