New Delhi: Bollywood star Salman Khan might have just toppled Aamir Khan’s Dangal record with his latest offering, Race 3. According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, the June 15 release has already bagged a ₹130 crore satellite rights deal with a major television network.
This is arguably the highest deal for a Bollywood film – a slot that was previously held by Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal with ₹110 crore. As per media reports the producers of Race 3 have sealed the deal at ₹130 crore, which is in fact, more than the film’s budget!
Producer Ramesh Taurani had earlier told Hindustan Times, “Big-budget films like Race 3 need to sell off the (satellite and digital) rights at a high cost in order to enter the safe zone.”
Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala which released last on June 7, had sold its satellite rights for ₹75 crore. Last year, Salman’s Sultan bagged ₹55 crore for the satellite rights.
Directed by Remo D’Souza, Race 3 is the third film in Race franchise and stars Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah.