Salman Khan films often do well on television, in-fact he is the only superstar whose films have managed to grab television impressions of over 1 crore for five times. Khan’s last five releases i.e. Tiger Zinda Hai, Tubelight, Sultan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bajrangi Bhaijaan garnered an impressive TVT of 1 crore plus upon their world television premiere, and all the films except Tubelight proved to be immensely successful on the small screen.
The reason for success of the above-mentioned films can be credit to Khan’s massive fan-following in the B and C centres. Back in 2012, Khan had inked a television deal with star-network wherein 8 films starring the superstar in lead were sold for a humongous chunk. And now, 6 years later the history has repeated itself. According to our sources, Zee Network has acquired the satellite rights of next four Salman Khan films for a humongous sum of Rs 400 crore, which mathematically falls at Rs 100 crore/film thereby being the biggest satellite deal signed till date in Bollywood.
The deal includes the sale of satellite rights of films like Race 3, Bharat, Kick 2 and another film, which Khan will eventually sign on for. While an absolute amount cannot be allotted to each film, as the deal also requires Khan to shoot for a few cross promotional shows just like he did for the Star-Network, however, considering all factors, it remains the biggest television deal of all time in Bollywood.
In the past, Tiger Zinda Hai had fetched Rs 70 crore from Sony Network, and had fallen a little short of Dangal, which was acquired by Zee Network for a whooping sum of Rs 75 crore. But with this deal, Salman Khan has indeed emerged the highest paid star on the small screen till date.
On the professional front, Salman will next be seen in Race 3, which is slated to hit the big screen this Eid. The movie also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol in pivotal roles.