By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
After getting the exclusive rights for the superstar Rajinikanth's blockbuster Shivaji, Kalaignar TV, the proposed new channel of the ruling DMK has won in the deal for Dasavatharam too! Yesterday, the producer of the film, V.Ravichandiran of Oscar Productions revealed this news after the deal was amicably settled with the channel authorities. Sources say that the channel has agreed to give a big price for this Kamal starrer movie, which is nearly equal to what they paid for Rajini's Shivaji.
In Dasavatharam, Kamal Hassan is starring in 10 different roles for the first time in the history of Indian cinema. The proposed budget for the film, according to Ravichandiran, is about Rs.42 crore. The IDBI Bank has financed the major portion of the budget, and the producer is expecting that the film might require a few more crores to be completed.
On the other hand, the Sun Network is very busy in getting the rights of other big movies like the Vijay starrer Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Pokkiri. The rights to other biggies like Kreedom and Bheema have already been awarded to Kalaignar TV.