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<i>Jaanemann</i> fetches record price?

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By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The Nadiadwalas are going through the best phase professionally! While Firoz A. Nadiadwala's Phir Hera Pheri has hit the bull's eye, cousin Sajid Nadiadwala has sold the Mumbai territory distribution rights of Jaanemann to Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd. for a fantastic price. Incidentally, Sajid's last release, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, was also distributed by Ashtavinayak in Mumbai circuit.

Denis Selarka of Ashtavinayak was non-committal when asked about the price, "but we'll decide on it [price] at the time of release," Selarka states. However, sometime back, there were rumors in the industry that Nimbus was ready to pay Rs. 7 crores for the Mumbai distribution rights of this Salman-Akshay-Preity starrer.

Meanwhile, the latest on the release date of Jaanemann is that the film will either release on August 25 [as announced] or after Diwali. "If Jaanemann doesn't hit the screens on August 25, Sajid has decided to release it after Diwali. With several big films in the fray this Diwali, it's better to schedule another biggie after a sufficient gap. However, Sajid has said that he'll confirm the release date by June 22," Selarka adds.

There's more on Ashtavinayak! After Tom Dick and Harry, Ashtavinayak has acquired the world rights of yet another film: Dil Diya. This film brings the Aashiq Banaya Aapne team of producer Balabhai, director Aaditya Datt, music director Himesh Reshammiya and actor Emraan Hashmi together for the second time.

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