The first look of UTV Motion Pictures’ and Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd.’s Chennai Express was launched today by Shah Rukh Khan - Actor and Producer, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, Ronnie Screwvala - Managing Director, Disney UTV and Siddharth Roy Kapur - Managing Director - Studios, Disney UTV at a star studded event. Leading lady of the film Deepika Padukone and director Rohit Shetty attended the gala event with all the fanfare befitting the highly anticipated release. This is UTV and Red Chillies’ first co-production collaboration. Before this, SRK and UTV have worked together on the iconic and critically acclaimed movie Swades, released in 2004.
Commenting on his first ever production collaboration with UTV and his role, Shah Rukh Khan said, “It has been a great working experience with UTV. Especially as an actor, I have completely enjoyed myself while shooting for this film. I have had a lot of fun during the shoot of this film. Chennai Express is a love story… but completely Rohit Shetty Shtyle. Rohit is a brilliant director and I am very glad that we came together for this film. Deepika will surprise everyone with this film and I hope that our audiences love what we have done for them. This film is for everyone who loves being entertainer by cinema!”
“At UTV our vision is to work with the best creative minds in the business and this collaboration with Red Chillies for Chennai Express is in keeping with that vision. We are very excited about kicking off the promotions for the film and are looking forward to the reactions to our music and trailers. Under Rohit’s superb direction and with SRK and Deepika’s standout performances, I am certain that Chennai Express will be the most entertaining experience audiences have had in a movie theatre in a long time!,” said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director - Studios, Disney UTV.
“Chennai Express is one of the best stories I have worked on so far. This is a story that I have had an association with since 2008. It has been a journey in itself and I am glad we are showing the trailer today for everyone to see what we have made. It was a great pleasure to work with Shah Rukh Khan. He is an utter delight to work with and is the finest actor our country has today. Deepika is the surprise element of the film and she is easily going to woo the audience. I have always catered to family audiences and Chennai Express is a family entertainer,” said director Rohit Shetty.
“We’ve had a blast working with Rohit on Chennai Express. He’s extremely clear in his approach of film making. Also, Shah Rukh would always say our next film together has to be as special as On Shanti Om. I’m glad Chennai Express happened and excited that everyone will get to see the trailer today,” said actress Deepika Padukone.
Chennai Express will hit theatres worldwide on Eid - .
The story of a Mumbai boy (Shah Rukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfil the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) hailing from an orthodox family. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, the clash of cultures awaits them. What follows is a series of adventures where he finds himself in new surroundings, challenged with an unfamiliar language! Chennai Express is an action packed romantic movie.
Come fall in love… Rohit Shetty style!