After successfully distributing English Vinglish worldwide, Eros International Media Limited and R. Balki, will be distributing the filmmaker's next venture, Shamitabh. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, the film will release on February 6, 2015.
Shamitabh, is the third film with the actor-director combination of Bachchan and Balki after Cheeni Kum (2007) and Paa (2009). The movie also marks the acting debut of Akshara Haasan, daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika. English Vinglish marked the directorial debut of Gauri Karnik, Balki's wife and also featured Bachchan in a cameo.
Sunil Lulla, managing director, ErosInternational Media Ltd said, "Shamitabh is an exciting collaboration with Balki whose films feature contemporary themes with strong content and fabulous casting. With this film, we wish to present a heart warming story that will entertain fans and audiences with an unforgettable experience."
Balki added, "This film is my third collaboration with Eros. We had partnered in Cheeni Kum, English Vinglish and now Shamitabh. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Radhakrishnan Damani, Abhishek Bachchan, Gauri and myself are glad to have Eros as the co producer on this project too. The film couldn't have got a better marketing and distribution team to back it".