Disney takes 'Stars' home

Mouse takes some rights for first Bollywood film

NEW DELHI -- Walt Disney Home Video has acquired select international home video rights for its first Bollywood film, "Taare Zameen Par" (Stars on Earth), from UTV Motion Pictures, UTV said Monday.

UTVMP holds overseas theatrical and other rights for "Stars," while India distribution was handled by PVR Pictures. UTVMP has sold home-video rights for "Stars" to Disney for the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia.

"Stars" was critically acclaimed and grossed an estimated $25 million worldwide, playing largely to overseas Indian diaspora markets.
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