'Khan' gets Valentine's Day release
Bollywood superstar bows in 40 countriesHONG KONG -- Fox has set Valentine's Day weekend 2010 for a 40-territory release of its Indian romancer "My Name is Khan."
The film, an epic journey across America by an unconventional hero, marks the reteaming of successful director Karan Johar ("Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham") with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his most consistent co-star, Kajol. It was backed by Fox STAR Studios, a joint venture between News Corp. units 20th Century Fox and STAR Television.
It will be released on Feb. 12, 2010, by FSS in India, Fox Searchlight in the U.S. and by 20th Century Fox in a further 38 territories including Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Other territories will release in early spring and summer 2010.
FSS previously released Fox acquisition "Slumdog Millionaire," but "Khan" represents the first FSS-backed film to be given a global release by Fox.
"There has been a hugely positive response from exhibitors across the world to 'My Name is Khan'," said Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh. "It brings together the finest Indian talent with a powerful story that has relevance for audiences everywhere."