A Star studded World Premiere of Mani Ratnam's much anticipated Guru will premiere in Toronto, Canada on January 11th 2007 at the prestigious Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, where most of Hollywood films are premiered. “It will be like a regular Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere. No Indian film has been screened here yet and take it from me it is very expensive”, said Padamm Kumar, COO- India of Roger Nair Productions. Roger Nair Productions has acquired the Canadian rights of writer/director Mani Ratnam's Guru from Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
This has been path breaking and a landmark deal between Canada and India, in the process making Canada an official territory for Bollywood films. “Traditionally the North American territory included USA, Canada and the Carribean. We are trying to make Canada a separate terrority by itself”, said Kumar.
Most of the cast will be attending the premiere including Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, R Madhavan, AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam.