We have always wondered why one of the biggest Bollywood movie distributors Eros International associates itself with Hindi movies that are lifted from successful Hollywood movies.
Over the last couple of years, Eros has been involved with at least three high profile Hindi movies that are outright lifts of Hollywood movies – Partner (Hitch), Heyy Baby (Three Men and a Baby) and God Tussi Great Ho (Bruce Almighty).
In its latest Annual Report, Eros claims:
Eros expects its Directors and employees to exercise high ethical and moral standards at all times whilst representing the Group.
So, why then is Eros (established in 1977) not doing adequate due diligenceÂ on the Bollywood movies it distributes to ensure that they are original works and not lifts of Hollywood movies?
By the way, Eros International’s stock is down nearly 35% over the last 52-weeks on the London AIM.
Eros International also owns 51% of Ayngaran, a UK-based Tamil film distributor and producer.
Ayngaran is the producer of the upcoming Rajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai Tamil movie Enthiran (previously Robot).