Director Apoorva Lakhia's bilingual movie, which
is remake of 1973 film Zanjeer, is simultaneously made in Hindi
as Zanjeer and Telugu as Toofan. It marks Ram Charan and
Priyanka Chopra's acting debut in Hindi and Telugu, respectively.
It has been creating a positive buzz ever since it went on the
floor. The latest we hear is that its rights for Telugu remake and
distribution have been sold for Rs 50 crore.
Reports suggest that a leading distribution house has bought the
all-India theatrical rights of Toofan and AP distribution
rights for its Hindi version Zanjeer for Rs 50 crore. The
AP rights of Zanjeer were in great demand in the Nizam
area which also include the bordering areas of Maharashtra like
Marathwada, Aurangabad and Sholapur. Trade pundits in
T-Town opine that the amount paid for the rights is worth.
It should be recalled here that the rights of Ram Charan
Teja's Telugu films Racha and Nayak were sold
for Rs 40 crore and Rs 43 crore and they had grossed more than Rs
42 crores and Rs 46 crores, respectively. Now, Toofan has
set a new record by selling its rights to Rs 50 crores. Now,
sources close to the production team say that Toofan will
release in over 1,000 theatres in the state, while Zanjeer
hits 200 screens. It should be seen how both the versions will
perform at the Box Office.