‘Naam Shabana’ to release in 37 foreign countries

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Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) “Naam Shabana”, which hit the screens in India on Friday, will be released across 37 countries — including non-traditional markets — on 354 screens worldwide.

“It’s rare that Indian films see the light of the day in non-traditional markets. With ‘Naam Shabana’, we are overwhelmed to have the film releasing across 37 countries. We are glad to have set a benchmark for other female-oriented films with such a wide scale of exposure,” Shibasish Sarkar, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Big Entertainment, said in a statement.

The film is a spin-off based on actress Taapsee Pannu’s character Shabana in “Baby”, where she is seen in an action-packed avatar. The movie showcases her journey of becoming an undercover agent.

In the US, the movie will release in 82 screens; in UAE, it will be shown in 43 screens; followed by 28 screens in Britain and 21 screens in Australia.

Some of the non-traditional markets that it is being released in are Italy, Kygystan, Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Maldives, Germany, Belgium and Surinam.

Apart from Taapsee, the Shivam Nair-directorial also stars Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Manoj Bajpayee and Prithviraj Sukumaran.

–IANS

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