MUMBAI: Producers Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt of Vishesh Films, have tied up with Studio 18 for the international release of their most costly venture to date Awarapan.
Directed by Mohit Suri (Zeher, Woh Lamhe), Awarapan will star Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Saran (who will soon be seen opposite Rajnikanth in the mega Tamil blockbuster, Sivaji) and Mrinalini Sharma (Apaharan).
The romantic thriller will be shot in Hong Kong and has music by Pritam on Sa Re Ga Ma. It is scheduled to release worldwide on 29 June, 2007.
Studio 18 senior vice president – international business Ashoka Holla said, “It is a known fact that the Bhatts are extremely passionate producers and work hard in promoting their films. It is unfortunate that many of their recent works have not made it overseas despite the enormous success of their music. Studio 18 is happy to initiate an association with them on Awarapan and work jointly towards giving it due visibility and a credible theatrical release internationally.”
Added Mukesh Bhatt, “We are proud to be associated with the Raghav Bahl-promoted TV 18 group. It is one of the best corporate houses in the business. We look forward to working with them on Awarapan.”