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Exclusive: Salman Khan’s Tubelight creates a record even before its release!

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 25 March 2017, 16:36 IST
Salman Khan in Tubelight

A Salman Khan film releases with a huge expectation from trade and audiences alike. His next film Tubelight directed by Kabir Khan, which is just 3 months away from its release, has already started to create new records in our country.

The all Indian distribution rights, except Central India (CI), of this Kabir Khan directorial has been sold to NH Studioz for a record breaking amount of Rs 132 crore. The deal is the biggest ever till date as the film has surpassed the record of Dilwale which was sold for Rs 125 crore.

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Sources reveal that Salman Khan’s father, Salim Khan has retained the distribution rights of CI and he will the release film by his own along with old friend, Aditya Chowksi. The two will share the profits on commission basis.

Given the rate at which the film has been sold in India, it would be a break-even situation for the distributors at collections close to Rs 250 crore. The trade has tremendous faith on the film and are confident that the period drama would breach past the Rs 300 crore mark at the Box-Office.

All India distributor share of last few Salman Khan films (approximate figures):

  • Sultan: Rs 155 crore
  • PRDP: Rs 110 crore
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Rs 163 crore
  • Kick: Rs 132 crore

The producers are looking to sell the overseas distribution rights of the film and several studios have placed their bid for the rights. However, the final deal is yet to be cracked.

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Tubelight is slated to hit the big screen this Eid. The film is Salman’s third collaboration with the director after Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

First published: 21 March 2017, 18:19 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.