Eros to globally distribute EKLAVYA-The Royal Guard
Bollywood Trade News Network
Bollywood’s leading media and entertainment company, Eros International announced that it has formed an alliance with the leading filmmaker Vinod Chopra Films for global distribution of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s much awaited star-studded extravaganza, EKLAVYA – The Royal Guard.
A Vinod Chopra Films release through Eros will showcase a worldwide release of the film Eklavya on February 16, 2007 including day and date releases across India, North America, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and rest of Africa, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Sri Lanka.
Set in the princely state of Rajasthan in India, EKLAVYA is a picturesque epic with a line-up of Bollywood superstars including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Jimmy Sheirgill, Raima Sen and Sharmila Tagore.
Kishore Lulla, CEO & Chairman, Eros International, said: “Vinod Chopra is a credit to our film industry and represents the creative DNA of neo-Bollywood. EKLAVYA is our second film with Vinod Chopra Films this year, following Lage Raho Munna Bhai which was a breakout success. Vinod is undoubtedly a film-maker par excellence and Eklavya has all the ingredients to become Bollywood’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Eros is delighted to be marketing and distributing the film globally.”
Vinod Chopra, founder of Vinod Chopra Films, said: “My wonderful association with Eros goes back a long way from one of my earlier films 1942 A LOVE STORY. Eros is one of the few companies in the industry, which truly has a global distribution network. It’s a pleasure dealing with Eros as they are large yet nimble, well-scaled yet personal.”