Dharma Productions – Fox Star Studios Deal: Rs 500 crore, 9 films!

In what is likely to be one of the biggest deals in the history of Indian Cinema, Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions have inked a 3 year production-distribution deal, in which Fox Star and Dharma will co-producer and distribute 9 films.

The deal is estimated to be close to Rs 500 crore.

“Fox Star is delighted to partner with Karan Johar, a creative visionary and one of the industry’s leading director-producer’s with an impressive line-up of films planned in the coming few years. This strategic alliance envisages the stakeholders pooling in their collective strengths and thereby chalking a new path for Bollywood, specifically in the way in which films are marketed and distributed. Consolidation through strategic alliances is the way forward in the film industry” said Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios.

“Movies for me have always been a blend of artistic and commercial resources. Dharma Productions has always endeavoured to attain the highest form of celluloid excellence and entertain simultaneously. I am glad we have found a partner in Star India and Fox Star Studios for a visionary 9 films alliance. This partnership will not only be the coming together of two forces who understand the need of the cinematic hour but also work as a unit to increase the footfall strength at the movies and empower other verticals. It’s a new age of cinema and this association is a glorious reflection of the times” Karan Johar said.

The producer-director also hoped that the partnership between Fox Star and Dharma Productions would bring back the audience to theatres.

“I believe in relationships, bonds and vibes, and I connect with people. If I like them, I want to work with them which was the case here. For the rest, I left it to my CEO, Apoorva (Mehta) who is the business brain and backbone of this deal. Unlike what people believe, collaborations don’t dilute brands, in fact this is a profile and power deal, which we hope will bring back the falling footfalls to cinema hall” Johar said.

Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions, was equally excited about the collaboration.

“It is by far the biggest collaboration that the Indian film industry has ever seen. With this strategic deal, Dharma has entered into a new phase of movie business which will provide a disruptive growth model for all the parties involved. This landmark decision will bring on board the most visionary and astute leaders together who will drive the overall strategy for making, promoting and distributing movies. I am happy to say that Dharma is excited and geared up for these new opportunities in the coming years and it definitely looks like the beginning of a game-changing era for the industry.”

Films that are expected to come under this deal

  • Brothers starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandes. Directed by Karan Malhotra
  • Shandaar starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt. Directed by Vikas Bahl.
  • Kapoor and Sons starring Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan. Directed by Shakun Batra.
  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma. Directed by Karan Johar.
  • Shhuddhi starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt. Directed by Karan Malhotra.
  • Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt film. Directed by Ayan Mukherji.
  • Kalank. Directed by Abhishek Varman.
  • Ram Lakhan Remake. Directed by Rohit Shetty.


  • Probably they should tie up with rentrak also to track their BO figures as both have histort of giving inflated BO figures…bang bang and YJHD respectively…

    After Eros has tied up with rentrak their official figures are very close to Trade and its now a trusted producer/ distributer for me

  • @lol u are right this alia bhatt neither has look nor acting nor height don,t know why they taking her in their movies

  • Brothers… = blockbuster…
    Shaandar= hit….

    Kapoor N sons= Disaster..
    Ae dil hai mushkil = Disaster..

    Shuddhi= all time disaster…
    Ranbir Ayaan film= Flop…

    Kalank= hit….

    Shuddhi will end the career of Varun…. And alia can survive becoz of her Dumb acting….!!…..

  • Who cares who produces/distributes a movie? What matters is the film itself and who writes/directs them. Dharma/Fox’s recent films haven’t been that great.

  • Isn’t the amount of 500 crs quite low? It makes around less than 60cr per movie.

    The Ranbir Kapoor Alia Bhatt movie mentioned in it, is a supposedly a Super-hero movie, which is being directed by Ayan Mukherjee. The budget would definitely be bigger for such movies.

  • Brothers… = blockbuster…
    Shaandar= hit….

    Kapoor N sons= Disaster..
    Ae dil hai mushkil = Disaster..

    Shuddhi= all time disaster…
    Ranbir Ayaan film= Flop…

    Kalank= hit….

    Shuddhi will end the career of Varun…. And alia can survive becoz of her Dumb acting….!!…..

    Wait for brothers trailer… 10 june is the day… !!…

    Profit of brothers will soon be turned into loss by mega disasters like shuddhi,, ae dil mushkil,, ayaan superheroine project…..!!.. Kapoor n sons is flop on cards…..!!…

  • Very happy for Karan Malhotra as of now he doesn’t have to handle that Jamboo Bhaujaan in Shuddhi! lol

  • Ohh…I guess Alia Bhatt was busy for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, otherwise they would have picked her!

  • @bothKaran thank you for thrashing that Bubble Khan who dances like Bandar Queen. ;p lol

  • Salman is now a Bubble Gum who is as Fat as Hippoptemous and always stick to the Crap genre of films like Fevicol! lol

  • V want our king….& tushar kapur in ram lakhan remake directed by rohit shetty as both of them are his favourites and very talented

  • Salman Khan and ajay devgan had a satellite deal for their movies with star network for 500 crore and 400 crore respectively..

  • @kingaamirkhan you are not an aamir khan fan…so please don’t use his name for thrashing salman khan.i am a die-hard aamir khan fan

  • Fox studios may have demanded the exclusion of our bhaijaan because with him playing the lead role it would be difficult for them to distribute in overseas considering his popularity

  • @Challa : It neither features so called king of overseas who has been thrown out of his throne by PK in overseas !!!!!!!!!! So zip it !!!!!

  • Brothers 150 cr
    shaandaar 80cr
    Ae dil hai mushkil 70cr
    Shuddhi 150 cr
    Ranbir ayan movie cant predict. ..

  • Fox Star Studious

    I am eagerly waiting for Brothers and after Brothers i am waiting for:

    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

    And for that peoples who barked that Varun and Alia have dumb acting Varun and Alia both are versatile actors if Shuddhhi becomes flop so main reason will be only the budget of Shuddhhi got that haters of Varun Alia.

  • BROTHERS Iz the biggest movie for Dharma , ofcourse because of Akshay Kumar & it will earn 300 Cr Plus Worldwide .
    hope the director has done justice to the warrior remake .

  • @hrithik Well his presence has ensured Dharma productions have three all time blockbusters to their credit in overseas.I hope your Bhaijaan breaks MNIK’s overseas record by 2020

  • @Salmir. You are not a die hard Aamir fan, if you were, you would write your name as Aaman not Salmir. You have put Aamir behind Salman Crimi… And that proves that you are a true Bhojpurian! lol

  • @challa,leave MNIK,their perfaketionist himself couldn’t break KANK’S overseas record with out dhoom/hirani and bhai with out south remake.so task for bhau to break DON2’S overseas collection with in 2020 and task for dangal pandey ‘s collection at least HNY’S collection in overseas,now actual test will happen for flop doosra and teesra khan,lol.

  • @Challa : true but why can’t you also see Aamir presence made 3 idiots n Dhoom 3 ATBBs ??? Hirani with Munna Bhai series was not ATBB in India and overseas n
    Neither Dhoom or Dhoom 2 are ATBB !!!!!!

  • @sss : you better don’t talk about slaps. You n your king have been getting it from last 7 years n biggest was last year when Joker Charlie failed to bring 300 crs !!!!!!!! Kismat badi kutti cheez hai !!!!!!!! Lolz

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