Is Salman Khan the latest blue-eyed-boy of Yash Raj Films? Well, the megastar may have refused a Chak De! India, yet his films with the production house have minted money at the box-office- Ek Tha Tiger and Sultan. And now to continue with the association, Yash Raj will be in charge of the overseas distribution rights (excluding MENA) for Salman’s next production Tubelight. Director Kabir Khan and Salman are back together (after Bajrangi Bhaijaan) and this Eid release will also feature Sohail Khan and the Chinese star Zhu Zhu. This is Salman’s first collaboration with YRF for the overseas territory. Salman is also doing Yash Raj’s Tiger Zinda Hai.
Avtar Panesar, Vice President, International Operations, Yash Raj Films says, “Firstly it’s our privilege to collaborate with SKF, Salman Khan is arguably the biggest Box Office draw today and growing with each film. With him and Kabir Khan reuniting for the third time, it makes Tubelight a very special film with a great deal of excitement both within the business and the audiences alike. We at YRF pride ourselves on delivering only the best in filmed entertainment and are thrilled to bring Tubelight to the fans in the international markets this Eid.”
Amar Butala, Chief Operating Officer, Salman Khan Films adds, “We are delighted to partner with YRF who bring with them years of experience in distribution in both traditional and emerging markets overseas. Our last production Bajrangi Bhaijaan is Salman’s biggest overseas grosser to date and we hope to set new benchmarks with Tubelight and to reach out to newer audiences and markets.”