S. S. Rajamouli – Prabhas‘ “Baahubali 2” (Bahubali) has reportedly fetched a record price for the sale of its theatrical rights in Tamil Nadu. The first installment in the series, were acquired by Sri Thenendal Films for a reported sum of Rs. 13 crores with the non-recoverable minimum guarantee and 50 percent sharing for both.
“Baahubali” The Beginning” collected Rs. 75.50 crore gross at the Tamil Nadu box office in its lifetime and earned Rs. 35.50 crore for its distributors, according to Andhra Box Office. The huge success of the film has created massive demand for the theatrical rights of “Baahubali 2.” Several leading distribution houses were in the race to buy the distribution rights.
According to the latest update, one of the leading distribution house has acquired the rights for a staggering price of Rs. 54 crore. The deal includes satellite, audio, video and all other rights of the Tamil version.
Meanwhile, As per source Sony TV Network has bought the satellite rights of Bahubali 2 Hindi version reportedly for a whopping price of Rs 51 crore. Earlier, the satellite rights of Baahubali: The Beginning was sold at Rs 45 crore to Star India and the movie collected Rs.100 crore gross at the Bollywood box office.
The film is currently in the post-production stage and is gearing up for its release on April 28 this year. Besides Prabhas and Anushka Shetty, the film has Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah among others in important roles.