Mumbai: FOX STAR Studios, a joint venture between 20th Century Fox and STAR today announced its tie-up with superstar Shahrukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar to finance and distribute their upcoming film ‘My Name is Khan´.
FOXSTAR would market and distribute the film in India while Fox Searchlight Pictures, which marketed and distributed the Oscar winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire´ in the US, will release the film in United States.
20th Century Fox International will distribute the film outside India and US.
Filmmaker Johar said “for us, this tie-up was important to find a partner who is like-minded, has a similar vision and the capability to take Indian cinema to the international market.”
“This movie is about human emotions that are relevant to people across the world and I am happy that the audience which is unfamiliar with these films will get a chance to see what Indian cinema has to offer to the world,” Johar said.
The film, which has been co-produced by Khan and Johar, examines how a life of a Muslim man from India, living in San Francisco, embarks on a remarkable journey across the United States and inspires people, inviting debate, creating an accidental revolution.
The film, directed by Johar, stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol in the lead.
The CEO of FOXSTAR studios Vijay Singh said, “Johar and Shahrukh have been the most successful combination in Bollywood and we are delighted to be working together on this film.
“This relationship will help us further build a FOXSTAR Studios presence in India and provide an opportunity to demonstrate our marketing and distribution capability,” he added.