Chennai Express set releases in Egypt
Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, October 03, 2013
First Published: 12:58 IST(3/10/2013)
Last Updated: 14:34 IST(3/10/2013)
After making inroads into new markets such as Peru, Morocco, Israel, France and Germany, Shah Rukh Khan’s last release, Chennai Express, has now hit theatres in Egypt.
Deepika Padukone seen punching Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express. The two share quite a few light moments during the shoot, check'em out!
"The film has released in 10 screens across two cities — Cairo and Alexandria. It has found phenomenal success across
international markets, but what is really great is to see it find resonance and wide releases in non-traditional territories,” says Amrita Pandey, executive director of the Indian studio that co-produced the film.
Incidentally, the SRK-starrer, My Name is Khan (2010), was the last Hindi film that was shown in Egypt before the country imposed an indefinite ban on the release of any foreign films following the political turmoil there. Antoine Zeind, who handles the film’s distribution in Egypt, says, “It is heartening to announce that Indian films are back with a bang in theatres here. Hindi film stars and their films are very popular among Egyptians.”