Salaam-E-Ishq

Salaam-E-Ishq

Eros International plc announces that it has acquired the global distribution rights of Nikhil Advani’s forthcoming film, Salaam-E-Ishq (A Tribute To Love) and is planning the worldwide release on 25th January 2007.

Salaam-E-Ishq is Nikhil Advani’s second directorial venture after the hugely successful Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), which grossed over US$ 13 million. Nikhil’s earlier projects as Assistant Director include Kabhi Khushi Khabhi Gham (2001), which to date is one of the highest grossing Bollywood film internationally.

Eros launched its Indian cinema distribution arm earlier this year with the global release of ‘Omkara’, a powerful Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. The film received a positive response grossing more than $6.7 million globally at the box-office in the first week of release.

“Nikhil Advani has a wonderful ability to connect emotionally with the audience and capture their imagination. All his films are visually spectacular and we are delighted to be working with him. We are equally excited about working with Sunil Manchanda and Mukesh Talreja on the global release of Salaam-E-Ishq as well as their forthcoming ventures”, said Jyoti Deshpande, Group COO & Commercial Director, Eros International plc.

Salaam-E-Ishq stars a number of high profile Bollywood actors including Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Akshaye Khanna, Govinda and Sohail Khan.

The film was partly shot in the UK (London, Oxford). It is a story of six different couples from six different worlds who are thrown together as a result of their one common problem – love.

SYNOPSIS:

Tehzeeb (Vidya Balan) wakes up in the morning to find a small diamond pendant by her bedside. An anniversary gift from her very romantic husband Ashutosh (John Abraham). They had eloped and got married two years ago. Struggling like all married couples in Bombay they work in media – in a news channel. She is a field reporter and he is a film editor. Completely crazy about each other they find it quite difficult to keep their hands off each other.

But things are going to change…Because Tehzeeb is going to be involved in a tragic accident that will change everything…That will put Ashu’s love and devotion to the ultimate test.

Raju taxiwala (Govinda) wakes up in the morning and gets into his colourful Delhi taxi. He drives from his home in Chandni Chowk to the New Delhi International Airport, like he has for the last 15 years. Unlike the other taxi drivers, he does not complain about the ever-increasing queue. He hasn’t even once in the last 15 years. Because he enjoys watching the doors of the New Delhi International Airport. Opening and closing. He enjoys watching the passengers coming out. Hoping that among them will be HER…His blonde dream girl…the girl that he has waited for the last 15 years…
But things are going to change…Because his blonde dream girl does come. From those very doors…The only problem is that Stephanie (Shanon Esra) has come looking for Rohit Chaddha…her boyfriend…

Vinay Malhotra (Anil Kapoor) wakes up in his picture perfect suburban London home every morning. He is cared for by his picture perfect wife Seema (Juhi Chawla), and he is kissed goodbye by his picture perfect daughters. He goes to his picture perfect London PR job and returns to his picture perfect wife, daughters and home.
But things are going to change…Because Vinay Malhotra meets Anjali (Anjana). Unconventional, over confident and extremely determined. Anjali comes from a world that Vinay only dreams off. A world where the very modern single girl living in London gets what she wants…And Anjali wants Vinay Malhotra…

Kkamini (spelt with 2 K’) (Priyanka Chopra) wakes up to another scandal in the morning newspapers. The most sought after item girl in Bollywood cannot help, but get involved with all sorts of problems with the media. Problems that she attributes as the cause for not landing the coveted heroine roles. The roles that she came to the big bad world of Bollywood for…
But things are going to change…Because she has devised a plot to change her image in the media, the public eye and most importantly the big producers of Bollywood. A plot that will propel her from item girl to number one heroine…The only thing that she has not anticipated is Rahul (Salman Khan)…

Shiven (Akshay Khanna) wakes up to a nightmare. The most consummate bachelor in New Delhi is engaged to get married in the next 10 days. The most consummate bachelor in New Delhi has suddenly realized what is in store for him. The most consummate bachelor in New Delhi wants to break off the engagement. And he does hurt his fiancé Gia (Ayesha Takia) in the bargain, but retrieving his coveted freedom…
But things are going to change…Because with each passing day. With every agonizing hour he begins to realize that without Gia he is suddenly and completely incomplete…

Ramdayal (Sohail Khan) and Phoolwati (Isha Koppikar) are newly married couple from a small town in north India. They want to spend the rest of their life together, devoting every hour to fulfilling the lust that has been built up within them all these years…
But things are going to change…Because no matter how and where Ramdayal tries to fulfill that burning desire something goes wrong and Ramdayal and Phoolwati are thrown into a series of events that become tragically and comic…without deterring them from the never ending attempts to fulfill that desire.

Salaam-e-Ishq is the story of 6 groups of people. From different parts of the world. From different walks of life. Ignorant about each other’s existence, but who end up being brought together by destiny, fate and LOVE…

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