It all started with Ra One, as Shahrukh Khan most-ambitious superhero film fetched 35 crores for it’s satellite rights. Later, when Rakesh Roshan announced Krrish 3, the Ra One record stood broken as Star TV acquired the rights for a whopping 38 crores.
About a week later, Aamir Khan’s Dhuan claimed the top spot, as the satellite rights of the Reema Kagti directed film was sold for about 40 crores.
Now Hrithik, who just finished a successful stint on television with Just Dance, has reclaimed the top spot with Agneepath!
According to Times of India, the film has fetched Rs 41 crores. Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying “Agneepath is hot property in the industry today. The promos have got a great response. Everybody is looking forward to seeing Hrithik playing the legendary (character of) Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, the role that Amitabh Bachchan did in the original. That’s the reason the channel did not hesitate in shelling out Rs 41 crore. Even Aamir Khan’s film with Reema Kagti and SRK’s RA One have fetched lesser money than Agneepath.”
A source from the channel said “Yes we have bought Agneepath at a huge price but I can’t speak about the economics in print. We had a couple of options but we went for Agneepath because we firmly believe that all of Hrithik Roshan’s films except Lakshya have done tremendous business on satellite. The promos of Agneepath are a rage right now and that’s why we put our bets on this film.”
The media created Hrithik Roshan vs Aamir Khan battle is from over though as Aamir’s Dhoom 3 is likely to fetch an astronomical price! Still, for a film like Agneepath, 41 crores is huge!
Top 5 Satellite Prices for Bollywood movies
- Agneepath – 41 crores (Hrithik)
- Dhuan – 40 crores (Aamir)
- Krrish 3 – 38 crores (Hrithik)
- Ra One – 35 crores (SRK)
- Bodyguard – 30 crores (Salman)