The all-India theatrical distribution rights of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film, Rustom, has been acquired by Kumar Mangat for Rs 40 crore.
The film - the shooting of which was recently completed in London - is based on the infamous 1960 Nanavati murder case.
The film will need to collect Rs 80 crore in its lifetime run at the Indian Box Office to break even for the distributors. If it collects around Rs 100 crore, it stands a chance to be a clean hit at the Box Office. While the film will clash at the Box Office with Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro, it will get the benefit of the Independence Day holiday on the fourth day (15 August), which will boast the collections of the film in its extended opening weekend.
The all-India distribution rights for Akshay Kumar's last film, Airlift, were sold to Prateek Entertainment for Rs 33 crore. And the success of Airlift helped fetch a higher amount for Rustom.
Rustom, produced by Zee Studios and Kriarj Entertainment, also stars Esha Gupta and Illeana D'Cruz. The film will see Akshay play a Navy Officer for the first time in his career.-- With Bollywood Hungama Inputs