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Cinestaan, Thadani to create overseas distribution company

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Indian production house Cinestaan Film Companytoday announced a joint venture with leading film distributorAnilThadani.

The new company, Cinestaan AA Distributors, will be distributing Indian films overseas.

Thadani'sAA Pictures is India's leading independent distributor. Thadani will be the Managing Director and CEO of the new company, while Rohit Khattar is the Chairman.

The first film that the joint venture has released is Cinestaan Film Company's"Mirzya", directed byRakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring AnilKapoor'ssonHarshvardhan KapoorandSaiyami Kher.

Other films are set to follow from Cinestaan Film Company as well as those from other production houses.

Rohit Khattar,Founder and Chairman, Cinestaan Film Company, said"We are delighted to join hands withAnil, who is undoubtedly India's most prolific and credible distributor. Together we wish to create the most reliable and transparent overseas distribution network to further the reach of Indian Cinema."

AnilThadani,Managing Director, AA Films said,"Extending from the domestic market to the international is a natural progression. More so to have a partner in Rohit who shares similar aspirations and passion like me, it has worked out perfectly for us."

Cinestaan Film Company created an international division earlier this year, which also acts as a Sales Agency for films it does not produce. Currently four films are being sold at the Toronto International Film Festival.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, October 10 2016. 20:42 IST