Grapevine has it that Jaya TV is trying hard to strike the deal and is in talks with the makers of Thuppakki. Though nothing has been finalised, the channel has almost negotiated the price and the deal is likely to happen in the coming days.
It may be recalled that Jaya TV had acquired the TV rights of Vijay's earlier film Velayudham for reportedly Rs. 4 crore. The channel had also competed for the rights of Shankar directorial Nanban, which fell into the laps of Vijay TV.
Thuppakki a spy-thriller set in the backdrop of Mumbai and centred around the life in the streets of the commercial capital. The film produced by Kalaipuli S Dhanu also features Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jamal, Akshara Gowda and others in the cast. Meanwhile, the film has landed in a controversy over the title issue.