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Ronnie Screwvala the iconic head of Disney-UTV is to quit the powerhouse Indian company with effect from Jan. 1, 2014. He will be replaced by his current number two Siddharth Roy Kapur.
India's Disney-UTV has pounced on the novel "Revolution 2020" by Chetan Bhagat, the top-selling author behind hit movies "3 Idiots" and the recent "Kai Po Che."
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No Good Deed1Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%
Disney is making a bold move in India next year, releasing three high-profile Bollywood movies under its own label in a territory that has been notoriously tough for U.S. studios to crack.
Producer-star Shah Rukh Khan defies critics and delivers Bollywood B.O. record breaker
In 2012, when Disney completed its $450 million buyout of Indian conglom UTV, there was concern in Indian filmmaking circles that the company's motion picture arm would abandon edgy pics like the…
Shah Rukh Khan's Bollywood starrer “Chennai Express” will open day and date in a number of markets, and not just the usual suspects with a large South Asian diaspora. Disney UTV will release the film…
LONDON -- Helmer Anurag Basu's Hindi-lingo pic "Barfi" is the Film Federation of India's entry for consideration in Oscar's foreign language category.
MUMBAI -- India's UTV Motion Pictures has greenlit 3D dance musical "ABCD," starring U.S. dancer Lauren Gottlieb.
Disney has completed its acquisition of a controlling stake in Indian producer UTV via a subsidiary, making it the leading film studio in the subcontinent, producing UTV and Mouse House pics.