PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Produced by Yash Raj Films, Shuddh Desi Romance (A Random Desi Romance) screens in the gala presentation section of the Toronto International Film Festival alongside Bright Days Ahead, starring Fanny Ardant and Words and Picture, starring Juliette Binoche. Director Maneesh Sharma, actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra as well as screenwriter Jaideep Sahni will attend the September 11 screening.
Founded in 1970, Yash Raj Films has produced more than 50 of the finest Indian films in just 43 years. Today it has India's most impressive film catalog, which holds the highest grossing films in India as well as international hits. Films in production include Paani, directed by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and Dhoom3—the first Indian film to be released on IMAX amongst others.
Over the past decade, the company has expanded its global presence by opening offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Dubai. Last year the company launched Yash Raj Entertainment, a U.S.-based subsidiary focused on developing international projects. One of the first films produced under this banner is the Oliver Dahan directed Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth. Dahan first made a splash with the film La môme starring Marion Cotillard.
About Yash Raj Films
Mumbai-based YRF Studios started out as a film-making company in 1970. In the last forty years, it has grown from strength to strength and today has India's most prestigious film catalog – which includes many of the highest grossing films in India. YRF Studios (the only privately owned studio in India) was formed by Yash Chopra – a veteran of the Indian entertainment industry for the last five decades. Yash Chopra passed away on 21st October 2012 leaving behind a legacy that will inspire generations to come. The company has offices located in Mumbai, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Dubai. The studio operates on a vertically integrated model and controls almost every part of the value chain.
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