Kishore Lulla
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India United Kingdom
2019

Eros International Media Limited

Kishore
Lulla

Executive Chairman / Producer

The world’s biggest Bollywood distributor, Lulla keeps himself at a distance from India, basing himself instead in a splendid mansion in Central London. He has said he prefers “conservative English values,” while his company, Eros, maintains a legal seat in the Isle of Man and a New York share listing, but only Hollywood studios have wider global releasing networks. Lulla has leveraged that distribution strength, taking Eros into finance, production and proprietary VOD with its ErosNow platform. Now overtaking some of Eros’ traditional businesses, that unit in 2018 won investment from Indian telecom Reliance Jio. On a corporate level, Eros has repeatedly been assaulted by short-selling investors, who accuse it of misrepresenting revenues and library. The easygoing Lulla laughs and defeats them in court.

Career

  • B4U
  • Sun Valley Conference

Education

  • University of Mumbai (India)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Booming Digital Lifts Eros Indian Film Distribution Giant

Booming Digital Lifts Eros Indian Film Distribution Giant

Eros International, India’s largest and most controversial film distributor, says that its digital revenues now outstrip conventional theatrical and syndication revenues. Its Eros Now streaming platform claims 18.8 million paying subscribers.The New York-listed company reported annual results that were distorted by multiple adjustments to presentation. Reported revenues in the year to end of March 2019 edged ahead by 3% to $270 million.Operating profits were halved at $27.8 million, but adjusted earnings jumped from $83 million to $104 million. And the...

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