Mumbai, 25th June 2009: Eros International, the leading integrated company within the Indian media and entertainment sector has announced the forthcoming worldwide release of one of the most anticipated blockbusters this year, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kambakkht Ishq, co-produced by Sunil A. Lulla and directed by Sabbir Khan on 3rd July 2009. Eros is releasing the film across an unprecedented 2000 plus screens worldwide, making it one of the widest releases in recent times. This would include more than 1400 screens in India and over 600 overseas and will be a combination of prints and digital format.
Owing to popular demand, Eros International, Sajid Nadiadwala and the multiplexes have decided to open advance bookings from Sunday, 28th June itself instead of the usual Wednesdays.
Commenting on the release plans, Sunil Lulla, President – Eros International, India said, “We are looking forward to releasing Kambakkht Ishq which is one of the most awaited films of the year. Audience and trade reactions to the first look and promos have been extremely promising and we are excited to be leveraging Eros’ global distribution in promoting and releasing the film. Kambakkht Ishq is a fun film and with the wide distribution strategy, we hope to reach out to a record number of audiences worldwide”.
Nandu Ahuja, SVP, India Distribution – Eros International added, “With Kambakkht Ishq we are striving to reach out to all segments of audiences be it smaller towns, metros, mini-metros and grab maximum possible footfalls into theatres and also combat piracy. Exhibitors of national and non-national multiplexes as well as single screens have been extremely supportive towards Kambakkht Ishq, one of the first major releases this year”.
Kambakkht Ishq signifies the first ever Indian film to feature both Indian stars and Hollywood talent on one cinematic canvas – India’s top-ranking artists, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor, with special guest appearances by Sylvester Stallone, Brandon Routh and Denise Richards. An exciting ‘chemistry’ between a dashing stuntman in Hollywood and a firebrand model, Kambakkht Ishq creates a perfect premise for a thrilling battle of the sexes with music by Anu Malik.
About Eros International
Eros International is a leading integrated studio in the rapidly growing Indian media and entertainment sector, involved in the production, acquisition and distribution of filmed entertainment content across current and emerging formats including cinemas, home entertainment, television and new media.
Established in 1977 with a vision to become the gateway for Indian content worldwide and Hollywood content in India, Eros International has over three decades of market leadership in creating a global platform for Indian cinema. Strong globally recognised brand, extensive distribution network and an unrivalled library of over 1900 films render Eros a steadfast market positioning today. In 2006 Eros became the first Indian media company to get listed on AIM, LSE. Eros operates in 5 continents and over 50 countries with diversified assets and worldwide offices throughout India, the United Kingdom, USA, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Fiji and the Isle of Man.
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