After the release of Baahubali Franchise, Prabhas is currently busy shooting for Saaho, which is an action thriller shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The film directed by Sujeeth Reddy which also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Neil Nitin Mukesh in lead is one of the keenly anticipated films of 2019 and the makers are in the process of wrapping up the shooting schedule.
Saaho has been shot extensively at places like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Europe and is said to be one of the costliest Indian films of all time. The film is rumoured to be mounted on a humongous budget of Rs 150 crore.
Renowned music label turned producers T-Series recently came on board as presenters of the film and the production house has fetched the Hindi only distribution rights of the film for a hefty sum of Rs 50 crore. It is presumed the distribution rights will be sold further by them on commission basis, as T-Series does not have a wide distribution network in India.
Given the rate at which the distribution rights are sold, the Hindi version of the film will need to earn more than Rs 100 crore to be termed as a successful venture. Since it is just the second film Hindi film for Prabhas, the amount fetched by Saaho is quite high.
To put things to perspective, the all India distribution rights of films starring major stars like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Varun Dhawan to name a few are sold in the range of Rs 40 to 50 crore.
The distribution rights of other languages i.e. Tamil and Telugu combined have fetched approximately Rs 125 crore, which is again among-st the highest of all time. The music of Saaho has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and it is slated to hit the big screen next year.
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