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Photon Kathaas (PKP)


Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Photon Kathaas

First TV Production

RNS Number : 2694E
Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd
29 May 2012


Photon Kathaas Productions


First TV Production


Chennai, 29 May 2012. Photon Kathaas Productions Ltd. (AIM: PKP, "Photon Kathaas", "the Company"), the South Indian film company, has today announced a contract for its first TV production, as a result of signing a co-production deal with "Big Daddy" the film and TV production company of Globosport India.


The two companies will jointly produce "Sitaara", a new format reality TV show, the first of its kind in India, which is based upon the search for South India's next leading actress.  The show will be produced in all four South Indian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam).  The winning actress from each show will not only benefit from exposure to a huge TV audience*, but will also star as heroines in future Photon Kathaas Productions.


Production is expected to start in H2 2012 and it is expected to be broadcast in 2013.


Venkat Somasundaram, CEO, PKP said


"We are very excited to announce our first TV production.  It is clear example of our stated objective of producing and exploiting a diverse portfolio of South Indian content across multiple formats and languages."


*India is estimated to have about 200 million TV households approximately one third of which are based in the states of South India.


29 MAY 2012




Photon Kathaas

Michael Rosenberg

+  44 (0)20 7938 4026

Venkat Somasundaram, Chief Executive

+65 6224 4991

Reshma Ghatala, Head of Marketing

+91 44 2820 2988

Seymour Pierce Limited (Nomad & broker)

020 7107 8000

Nandita Sahgal/Tom Sheldon (Corporate Finance)

David Banks/Jacqui Briscoe (Corporate Broking)

College Hill

020 7457 2020

Adrian Duffield/Jon Davies


About Photon Kathaas Productions


Photon Kathaas Productions is the first film company specifically created to make and distribute films of different genres to a primarily South Indian audience, speaking the languages of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.


PKP benefits from a special creative relationship with its chief creative officer, Gautham Vasudev Menon. Gautham is one of the leading directors and producers in South Indian cinema. He has been involved in nine films to date, not only as a director but also as a screenplay writer, an executive producer and a producer. His earlier films include: Minnale (2000), Rehna He Tera Dile Mein (2001), Kaaka Kaaka (2003), Gharshana (2004), Vettaiyadu Vellaiyadi (2006), Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008) Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010), Ye Maaya Chesave (2010) and Nadunissi Naaygal (2011).


A. R. Rahman is PKP's creative adviser. He is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer and is credited for totally overhauling the style in which music is made in India. A. R. Rahman has won two Academy Awards (Slumdog Millionaire), 25 Filmfare Awards, four Indian National Film Awards, a Bafta Award, two Golden Globes and two Grammy Awards.


About Big Daddy


"Big Daddy" is the film and television production company of Bangalore-based Globosport India, a leading celebrity and events management company founded by Mahesh Bhupathi, one of India's leading tennis players and widely regarded as one of the best doubles players in the world with 11 grand slam titles.


From its origins in sports management, Globosport has diversified into a diverse group which provides

marketing services, event management, film and television production and new media services as well as offers academies for tennis coaching.

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