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, 2007.
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 said.
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.