Eros International Media Ltd. (Eros International) is going to be releasing their 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om on 16th March in Japan. The release for the Shah Rukh Khan – Deepika Padukone starrer, directed by Farah Khan is planned across an unprecedented 15 screens, one of the biggest ever for an Indian film in Japan.
Subtitled in Japanese and coming six years after its release in India and rest of the world, Om Shanti Om has been named ‘Koi Suru Rinne Om Shanti Om’ in Japanese – ‘Koi Suru’ stands for to fall in love and ‘Rinne’ is reincarnation. Director Farah Khan will be present at the film’s grand premiere on 16th March in Tokyo, Japan.
Speaking on the announcement, Kumar Ahuja, Senior VP, Business Development, Eros International said: “Shah Rukh Khan enjoys cult fan following overseas, including in Japan and the fabulous showcasing planned for the film there reasserts his global appeal. We are constantly looking at opening new markets for Bollywood films worldwide and are confident Om Shanti Om will be very well received on its release in Japan.”
Director Farah Khan added, “I’m very happy with Eros taking Om Shanti Om to another level and achieve such a fabulous showcasing for the film in Japan, even after six years of its release. It feels fantastic that there is still such keenness to watch the film and that it continues to entertain audiences across the world.
Om Shanti Om is a Bollywood musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Farah Khan. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles while Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade and Kirron Kher feature in supporting roles. The film is set in the 1970s and 2000s and pays tribute to the Indian film industry of both these eras.
With Om Shanti Om’s release in Japan, Eros International continues to expand its presence across the globe in new territories.