Anant Singh's South African company Videovision Entertainment has signed a landmark deal with Indian production outfit Kaleidoscope Entertainment to handle international sales for critically acclaimed Indian film Maqbool.

Producer Bobby Bedi's Maqbool, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, is set against the backdrop of the Mumbai underworld and stars Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Tabu, Irfan and Khan and is directed by Vishal Bharadwaj.

This is the first international deal between the South African and Indian film industries and for the first time a South African company has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to an Indian film.