Special Correspondent

Anticipates accelerated growth across media networks

MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company in India on Thursday announced its first locally developed studio project aimed specifically at southern audiences. The yet to be named epic fantasy adventure is to be released in January 2011. The film, which commenced production in November 2009, features a host of leading local talent including Siddharth, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Manchu, and Harshitha. “We are thrilled to be working with such a high calibre cast and a team of talented filmmakers on this exciting film which will appeal to Indian moviegoers of all ages,” said The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd. Managing Director Mahesh Samat.

The Walt Disney Company (India) has established a strong foothold in this diverse and highly dynamic market in five years. It employs around 161 permanent staff, and anticipates accelerated growth across media networks, interactive media group, consumer products, and studio businesses.