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Eros partners Salman Khan Films for global distribution of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Hero’

MUMBAI: Eros International Media is partnering with Salman Khan Films for the global distribution rights of Kabir Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and Nikhil Advani’s ‘Hero’.

In the upcoming ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Kabir Khan once again teams up with Salman after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Principal photography for the film commenced earlier this month and it is set for release in July 2015 during Eid.

The film is produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh Films, and also stars Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, among others.

Eros International group CEO Jyoti Deshpande said, “We are delighted and excited to partner with Salman Khan for his first home productions and showcase this brilliant line-up to a global audience with our worldwide marketing, digital and distribution network. The combination of Salman, Kabir Khan, Eid and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ not only promises fans and audiences larger-than-life entertainment, but we also look to it setting new box-office records as Salman did this year. We are equally excited to launch bright new talent with ‘Hero’ and are positive the audiences will embrace Nikhil’s interpretation of the classic musical romantic hit.”

The second film, Nikhil Advani’s ‘Hero’, is a remake of Subhash Ghai’s classic film of the same name. It will launch Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi and Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty and is set to release in summer 2015. It is a co-production with Mukta Arts.

Salman Khan Films COO Amar Butala added, “These are exciting times at Salman Khan Films as we launch our first two home productions. Salman and director Kabir Khan come together again for the much awaited ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, which also stars Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Our second production ‘Hero’ is a co-production with Mukta Arts, and will launch two new stars Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in this film. We are happy to collaborate with Eros for both the films to fulfil our vision and ensure the maximum global exposure for our films.”