Bollywood rides on Chennai Express to new international markets

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Aug 03, 2013 14:44 IST
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

    Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are back together with Rohit Shetty's comedy Chennai Express after five years.

  • Deepika Padukone

    Deepika Padukone aces the south-Indian look.

  • Deepika Padukone

    Deepika Padukone in a still from Chennai Express.

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

    Deepika Padukone plays the daughter of a don in Chennai Express.

  • Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Chennai Express.

    Deepika Padukone and SRK in a still from Chennai Express.

  • Chennai Express

    Rohit Shetty has shot his Shah Rukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express in scenic locations.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment banner, Chennai Express is slated for theatrical release on August 8, 2013. 

  • Chennai Express

    Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sathyaraj, Manorama, Nikitin Dheer and Rani Mukherji feature in Chennai Express. Priyamani too features in an item song in the ...

  • Deepika Padukone

    Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Chennai Express.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's much-awaited Chennai Express is lined up for a strong release in non-traditional international markets. In Peru, it is said to be the first Hindi film to release on the same day as it hits theatres in India Aug 9.

Earlier, Shah Rukh's My Name Is Khan and actor Hrithik Roshan's Guzaarish opened as delayed releases in Peru. But Chennai Express is making a breakthrough.

The Rohit Shetty-directorial movie has been locked for release in Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Israel.

“Shah Rukh Khan has a strong fanbase and the demand for the movie is enormous overseas. We are releasing the movie in over seven non-traditional markets and the movie will also witness a day and date release for the first time in Peru for any Hindi film,” Amrita Pandey, executive director (Syndication, International Distribution and Disney Media Distribution), Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.

Taran Adarsh tweeted," Those asking about #ChennaiExpress screen count in India and Overseas, it's a bit early to comment. It could turn out to be highest ever!"

The movie also features Deepika Padukone, and it is being heavily promoted all across.

 

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