Karan Johar has rubbished rumours that the deal with Fox Studios for distributing their upcoming film My Name Is Khan is worth 100 crores ($20 million).
Says Karan “Let me tell you the amount mentioned is nowhere near being a realistic one. The deal between Star Fox Studios, my company and Red Chillies is an internal matter and can’t be discussed in public. What makes this deal so historic is not the money involved, but the attempt to cross the diaspora with a Hindi language film”
Karan calls it historic, but we wonder how different this deal is from Warner Bros who distributed Akshay Kumar’s Chandni Chowk To China, which eventually released on only about 120 theatres in the United States. If we expect My Name Is Khan to re-create the Slumdog magic in US, its next to impossible. Neither is the film in English nor is it directed by a British director!