Shah Rukh Khan beats Hrithik Roshan , Don 2 Gets Heavy Price for satellite Rights .Posted: December 10, 2011
Big screen apart, the small screen too is fast becoming a war zone for mega-budget flicks, even before their release. Along with the box office collections, even the cost of sale of satellite rights help in determining a film’s success today. According to industrywallahs, the revenue earned through selling the satellite rights of a film are also decisive factors for establishing an actor’s position in the industry.
Most recently, actor Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film Agneepath apparently sold its satellite rights to Zee Network for Rs 41 crore, making his film the highest earned satellite rights beating all the three Khans in this space (Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman). But now if rumours are to be believed, then superhero Krish has been defeated by none other than Ra. One — Shah Rukh Khan in this race.
If insiders are to be believed then Shah Rukh’s upcoming release Don 2has been sold for a whopping price of Rs 43 crore to Zee Network. A source says, “Both Don and Agneepath are remakes of actor Amitabh Bachchan’s superhit films. The cult film Don has already been remade and Don 2 in fact is the extension of the original story. Hence it has a new thrilling story line along with the stylish appeal and very importantly
Shah Rukh-Priyanka Chopra’s interesting chemistry in the film make it a wholesome entertainer.”
The source further adds, “Agneepath too is a highly awaited film with Hrithik and yet again PC who will be seen after a long time with junior Roshan post Krish. Also the pivotal character of Kancha Cheena made popular by actor Danny Denzopa is being played by actor Sanjay Dutt, whichseems interesting. However, since SRK’s Don had already proved its mettle at the BO earlier and was liked by the audience, it got a higher price than this first ever remake of Agneepath.”
Though both SRK and Hrithik’s films have apparently earned exhorbitant prices as far satellite rights go, only time will tell, which film wins the final lap at the BO!