So what's the price of the next biggie to hit the screens this year? I'm talking of Ghajini. There's tremendous speculation about the price of the film, with 75, 80 and 90 crores being quoted by various sections of the media. The truth is something else.
Quiz Ghajini producer Madhu Mantena about it and he adds promptly, "The India theatrical business has been sold for Rs. 40 cr. (to Studio 18), while the Overseas rights (sold to Big Pictures) has fetched Rs.10 cr." Of course, the Satellite rights (sold for Rs. 20 cr. to Studio 18), Home Video (not sold yet) and Audio rights (sold to T-Series) have also fetched handsome amounts.
Another interesting aspect about Ghajini is that the film isn't a scene to scene copy of the original Ghajini (Tamil). "We've changed the last 30 minutes of the film. It's completely different from the original," Madhu says. That increases the expectations from this Aamir Khan starrer all the more.