The first time this lethal combination worked together, they produced a huge success in Ek Tha Tiger, the second-highest grosser in India to date. Now we’re told the lethal combo will be teaming up once again.
Sources close to Yash Raj Films tell us that Salman Khan has been signed on to do another film for the production house. No one else has been signed as yet and the grapevine is abuzz with speculation about whether this film will be Dhoom 4.
Currently shooting Mental being directed by Sohail Khan, Khan will soon start shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, followed by a family entertainer with Sooraj Barjatya. We’re told that after he keeps these commitments, the actor will start working on the film with YRF!
Bombay High Court has directed city police to conduct a probe into the complaint of a script writer that his story idea was stolen by Yashraj Films (YRF), the producer of Salman Khan-starrer ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.
Division bench of Justices A S Oka and Sadhana Jadhav last week also asked the police to take decision before November 7 on the request made by the complainant Anand Panda that the case be transferred to some other agency, from suburban Amboli police station.
Earlier, the court had ordered the police station to register an FIR, but not satisfied with the police investigation, Panda sought transfer of the probe.
According to Panda, he had written a story titled ‘Ghost Wars’ and registered it with Registrar of Copyrights, New Delhi. He submitted it to Yashraj Films, but the production house said it was not interested.
Panda alleged that YRF later incorporated the story idea in `Ek Tha Tiger’ script.
The first Blu-ray to be released in India, featuring Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96k upsampling and in 7.1 surround sound
Mumbai, October 12, 2012—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) andYash Raj Films today announced the launch of the Blu-ray Disc™ version of the latest Yash Raj Films blockbuster movie, Ek Tha Tiger, starring Salman Khan. This is the first movie title on Blu-ray™ disc from India, to be released featuring Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96k upsampling and in 7.1 surround sound. The technology unlocks the full sonic potential of movie, television, and music content, further elevating playback performance of lossless audio on the Blu-ray Disc.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kabir Khan, the film’s director, said, “Ek Tha Tiger is the first movie to be mastered with Dolby’s advanced 96k upsampling technology on a Blu-ray disc. The technology ensures that consumers now get the very best audio experience possible, along with full HD quality video from their Blu-ray playback systems.” He added, “From a content creator’s perspective, Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96k upsampling allows us to offer more realism and an immersive audio experience to consumers. We are delighted that “Ek Tha Tiger” is the first movie in India to use this technology on Blu-ray.”
“We are excited to strengthen our collaboration with Yash Raj Films. The partnership would offer great content in Dolby TrueHD and 7.1 surround sound to consumers in India.” said Mr. Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India. He further added, “Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96k upsampling restores the natural tonality of the soundtrack. Blu-ray Discs mastered with Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96K upsampling are fully compatible with all existing Dolby TrueHD enabled Blu-ray players and A/V receivers.”
The new Dolby TrueHD coding solution enables facilities to integrate the benefits of 96 kHz playback-quality audio into the final master while simultaneously reducing the incidence of digital artifacts introduced during the content-creation process.
About Yash Raj Films
Yash Raj Films is the leading player in the Indian film industry and the country’s premier independent studio conglomerate. The company’s core lies in the production and distribution of some of the industry’s highest-grossing films. With offices also in New York, London, and Dubai, YRF handles the global distribution of its own films. The company also has its own music and home entertainment labels, design cell and post-production facilities, Internet, digital, merchandising, licensing, marketing, and talent-management divisions, as well as in-house units focused on the creation of television software, ad films, and music videos. YRF also has its own state-of-the-art fully integrated studio, producing a slate of films annually, and thus making it an integral part of the entertainment business in India. It has also recently set up a youth films division, Y Films, focused on making films on the youth and on becoming the key platform for giving opportunities for new talent. The studio also announced its foray into the international space, YRF Entertainment, which has already completed its first project, The Longest Week, and has announced its next project, Grace of Monaco.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Visit www.dolby.com for more information.
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