A leading national daily and also a few portals have gone to town proclaiming that Aamir Khan's action bonanza, GHAJINI remake, has fetched Rs. 90 crores! That is far from the truth and we bring you the exact breakdown, as always.
The Indian Film Company, which also distributed WELCOME, has acquired the all-India rights of GHAJINI remake for Rs. 53 crore (including cost of print and publicity). The audio and home video rights have been sold to T-Series for Rs. 8.5 crore.
Similarly, the deal for Overseas had been struck with Adlabs for a reported price of Rs. 10 crore. That means, the all-world rights (excluding satellite rights) of GHAJINI remake have fetched Rs. 71.51 crore (and not Rs. 90 crore) for its producer, Alu Arvind.
The deal for satellite right has not been struck as yet, although at least five to six parties are in queue to acquire the same. If the satellite market remains as buoyant as it is presently, Rs. 15 crore to Rs. 20 crore is very much on the cards!