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Last Updated 15.08.2018 | 10:36 PM IST
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Bhansali signs up with Hollywood giant

Heres the mother of all scoops! Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Uday Singh, General Manager of Sony Pictures Releasing of India Ltd. have announced a unique collaboration with one of Indias well-known and acclaimed directors, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to co-produce Sonys first Indian film, SAAWARIYA [Beloved], in Hindi language. In an official statement sent by Sony to this writer, Lynton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of S.P.E., states, This is a defining moment for us as a company and for film-makers, artists and audiences in India as well. Adds Pascal, Vice Chairman of S.P.E. and Chairman of the Motion Picture Group, Bhansalis body of work has been in a class of its own. We are indeed proud to associate with one of Indias most revered directors. It marks the dawn of a new and exciting chapter in the life of Sony Pictures Releasing, India, revealed Singh. Theres no denying that the green-lighting of a Hindi film by a major Hollywood studio is a momentous landmark for the Indian motion picture business.

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