Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn's NY Cinemas Wednesday tied up with realty firm Elan group for setting up a 5-screen multiplex in a Gurugram shopping mall which is being developed at a cost of Rs 450 crore. This is the first ever tie-up of NY Cinemas in north India. Currently, NY Cinemas has 15 operational screens across the country and has already signed 60 more. Devgn, who launched a multiplex chain under the brand name NY Cinemas, is targeting 250 screens in the next 4-5 years.Elan Group is investing Rs 450 crore to develop a luxury retail project 'Elan Epin' at Gurugram with a built-up area of 7.5 lakh sq ft. This project will house a 5 silver screen multiplex with an area of 46,000 sq ft.
On the tie-up, the Bollywood star said, "By being their marquee cinema, we take a step closer towards providing a world-class cinema experience to movie lovers and promoting an inclusive environment."
On expansion, Devgn said NY Cinemas intends to have a presence in every part of the country. When asked about threat to cinemas from digital media, the actor said: "Experience of cinema has not gone down globally."
Meanwhile, on the work front, Devgn will be seen in ‘De De Pyaar De’, that is directed by Akiv Ali, and ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ fame Luv Ranjan. The film has already hit the theatres and has been gaining rave reviews from the critics.
One of the most well-known critics of all times, Taran Adarsh watched the film and tweeted, "Entertains big time... Smart writing, plenty of laugh aloud moments, strong emotions, top notch acts [Ajay, Tabu, Rakul Preet]... Director Akiv Ali gives a refreshing twist to relationships. Watch it! #DDPD #DDPDReview"
(With input from agencies)
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