Friday, February 15, 2008

Aamir Khan's Ghajini rights for Rs 90 cr

With pre-release movie rights becoming hot property, the Hindi remake of Tamil movie Ghajini, starring Aamir Khan, has earned an estimated Rs 90 crore by selling its distribution rights. Last year, Om Shanti Om was the top grosser in distribution rights, it sold the rights to Eros for a reported Rs 73 crore.

The Indian Film Company has bagged the domestic distribution rights for the Aamir Khan-starrer for an estimated Rs 53 crore. IFC is managed by B K Enterprises a joint venture of Viacom and Raghav Bahl. Producers Madhu Varma and Allu Arvind have sold the home video rights, overseas rights and satellite rights for another Rs 40 crore.

When contacted, the Indian Film Company’s Sandeep Bhargav confirmed that they had bought the rights for the untitled Hindi remake of Ghajini. Ghajini has been the highest grossing Tamil hit. I believe that the remake of Ghajini will be one of the biggest films of this year. It stars Aamir Khan, so it’s a special film. We have acquired it at a value that includes marketing and print expenses.” Read More>>