Eros International Media Limited (“Eros”), a leading global film company in the India film entertainment industry and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, a division of Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, announced today an international distribution agreement. The deal includes four-films: Mary Kom – directed by Omung Kumar and starring Priyanka Chopra, Gabbar – directed by Krish starring Akshay Kumar & Shruti Hassan; Golu Pappu – directed by Kabir Sadanand and starring Dimple Kapadia, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor; and Santa Banta – directed by Akashdeep Sabir and starring Boman Irani and Vir Das.
Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing and Distribution for Eros International Plc said, “We are pleased to work with Viacom18 to present these highly anticipated films to overseas audiences. With our strong international distribution network and marketing capabilities, we anticipate that these films will have successful runs in overseas markets.”
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Indian cinema caters to audiences not just in India, but globally. This multi-film alliance with Eros will provide the Indian fan base abroad a chance to experience our films that are rich in content and deliver cutting-edge narratives.
Mary Kom, the first of the films to be distributed internationally under this alliance, will release in over 250 screens on September 5, 2014.