The marketing and distribution rights for Shahrukh Khan starer My Name Is Khan has been bought by Fox Star Studios for an whopping Rs 100 Crore. The is the biggest deal ever for a Bollywood outstripping Rs 90 crore for Aamir Khan starer Ghajini and Rs 70 Crore for Om Shanti Om bagged. The film is being co-produced by Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan with a budget of 55 Crore. The movoe is set against the 9/11 terror attacks and its impact on an Indian Muslim living in the US.
My Name is Khan is being touted as the most awaited releases of the year. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol will return to the screen together after a gap of eight long years. They were last seen together in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001. Film analysts are banking on the fact that it was the trio of Shahrukh, Kajol and director Karan Johar which had delivered the superhit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
This deal will serve as a personal satisfaction for Shahrukh has not only has his movie bagged a huge deal it has superseded the previous one held by Aamir Khan. It may be recalled that Shahrukh's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Aamir's Ghajini has clashed at the box office last year. On that occasion Aamir had emerged as the clear winner.