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Fox Star Studios to release 28 films in 52 weeks in India

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MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios’ seems to be on a roll. After releasing Bullett Raja directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, the studio is set to roll out as many as 28 films in the next 52 weeks that is more than one film every 2 weeks across Hindi, English and Tamil. It would be the highest ever for any studio in India.

With as many as nine Hindi films, four Tamil films and 15 English Films slated for release in 2014, the studio is looking at its busiest year ever since its inception in 2008. The Bollywood titles will feature A-listers like, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi, Arjun Kapoor and leading ladies Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Vidya Balan.

Speaking about the Hindi lineup that includes mega productions, massy entertainers and clutter breaking films, Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh says, “In doing so, the Studio is making a strong statement about scaling up and becoming a key player in the Hindi film industry as also working with diverse talent cutting across genres!”

The studio is strengthening its old partnerships and has new associations too. They have a three-film deal with Vishesh films (on the back of Raaz 3, Jannat 2 and Murder 3's success) and Amole Gupte’s Hawaa Hawaai (post Stanley Ka Dabba’s criticial and commercial success). In terms of new alliances, the studio has joined hands with Pooja Entertainment and Films Ltd, Phantom Films, Illuminati Films and Endemol India.

"Our partnership with Vishesh films and others, is a testimony to the fact that FSS has used its strength in creative, distribution and marketing, in sustaining lasting partnerships and creating new ones in the industry since its inception in 2008.”

In Tamil, the studio will lead with its partnership with CV Kumar’s Thirukumaran Entertainment with two films — V.Chitram and Mundasupatti and Cukkoo with Next Big Films. The studio is also partnering with Atlee Kumar once more.

Among its Hollywood lineup, the studio plans to roll out as many as 15 films including some major titles like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X Men First Class: Days of the Future Past, How to train your Dragon 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Night At The Museum 3 and Oscar runner, The Book Thief.

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