Fox Star Studio India Buys Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic at a Record Price
The Indian counterpart of Fox Star Studio has bought Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt at a whopping amount of Rs. 180 cr. This amount has set a record as nobody has ever bought a Bollywood movie for such a huge amount. The last film that made a record was, again, Rajkumar Hirani’s movie PK which was sold at Rs. 110 cr, satellites included. But, in the case of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, satellites are not even included. Apparently, they will be sold separately at a different price. Fox Star Studio India Buys Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic at a Record Price
Another catch in this deal is that Rajkumar Hirani and Fox Star Studio India are getting into a partnership as well. This would be a partnership of 85 and 15 percent where 85 percent profit will go to the director of the movie, Rajkumar Hirani and 15 percent of it will be Fox Star Studio’s share. This deal has flabbergasted the entire film fraternity and there is an unrest, an uneasy silence in Bollywood right now.
Everyone is quite skeptical about the movie due to not just one but many reasons. The first reason being that this movie of Rajkumar Hirani doesn’t have Aamir Khan in it. All the Rajkumar Hirani’s top grossers are by Aamir Khan, so it would be interesting to see if the director is capable enough to pull off the act even without Aamir in the picture. The second reason is Ranbir Kapoor as the lead of the movie. As RK is playing the protagonist, film fraternity is doubtful. He has not seen a single hit after ‘Barfi’, even ‘Tamasha’ was not up to the mark, after so many flops, will this talented actor be able to justify the character or has he lost his charm of making the audiences stick to their seats?
In this movie, while Ranbir Kapoor is playing Sanjay Dutt, Dia Mirza would be playing Manyata Dutt. Sunil Dutt and Nargis would be played by Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala respectively.