One of the largest content owners in the Indian film business, entertainment giant Eros International co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats. The number of shares and price range are not yet set for the company’s proposed New York Stock Exchange IPO, but the offering is expected to be in the vicinity of $250 million. Eros’ actioner Agent Vinod is currently in release, taking just under $10 million in its first few days. Eros is also co-producing 3D motion-capture fantasy picture Kochadaiyaan – The Legend, starring Indian megastar Rajinikanth. Coincidentally, when I visited Pinewood Studios last week, I got a glimpse of Rajinikanth being directed for the film by his daughter, Soundarya R Ashwin, at the Centroid Motion Capture studio on the lot. (The super-efficient team whipped through at least 3 scenes in the space of the few minutes I was on set.) Kochadaiyaan, with music by Slumdog Millionaire‘s A.R. Rahman, has moved back to India for post-production and is due to be released in November.
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