With Cannes shaping up as the market where the international industry finally comes together with Bollywood, negotiations were reaching fever pitch on Pride And Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical.

A bidding war had erupted for Australian/NZ rights by yesterday afternoon - Miramax, which already has North and South American rights, is one company in the frame - while sales agent Pathe UK confirmed that BIM has Italian rights.

Meanwhile, Twentieth Century Fox is set to take Indian theatrical rights to Capitol Films' period epic The Rising - also starring Bollywood super star and jury member Aishwarya Rai.