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.