Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): The world premier of Mani Ratnam's much-awaited
Abhishek-Aishwarya starrer Guru will be held in Toronto on
January 11 next year.
The film, also starring Tamil star Madhavan and Vidya Balan, and
having music by A R Rehman is scheduled for release on January 12,
Roger Nair Productions has acquired the Canadian rights of the
film from Bobby Bedi of Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
A star-studded premiere of the film will be held at the
prestigious Elgin&Winter Garden Theatre Centre, where most
Hollywood films are premiered.
''This has been path-breaking and a landmark deal between Canada
and India, in the process making Canada an official territory for
Bollywood films,'' a press release issued here today said.
Roger Nair Productions, headed by Roger Nair and Padamm Kumar
have entered the distribution market in a big way for Canada
territory and will be buying films for North America and Europe as
well. The company is also in negotiations with some other top
filmmakers for acquiring the rights of their films, the release
The company has accquired theatrical, video and TV rights for
Canada ensuring legal right to curb piracy with the help of police
and the justice system.