TV rights of Hrithik’s ‘Agneepath’ rakes Rs 41 crore!

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Agneepath’ is creating records even before its release. Buzz has it that Karan Johar’s forthcoming flick has raked in a satellite price of Rs 41 crore, the highest ever in the history of Bollywood.

Generating quite a stir upon the release of teaser, ‘Agneepath’, which is set for release in 2012 is said to have recovered almost 60% of its cost.

Speaking to the media, a source said, “Agneepath is hot property in the industry today. The promos have got great response. Everybody is looking forward to seeing Hrithik Roshan playing the legendary Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, the role that Amitabh Bachchan did in the original. That`s the reason the channel did not hesitate in shelling out Rs 41 crore. Even Aamir Khan`s film with Reema Kagti and SRK`s ‘Ra.One’ have fetched lesser money than Agneepath.”

"We have acquired satellite rights of `Agneepath` but cannot disclose terms of the deal," Jayantilal Gada, CMD of Pen India, the agency that acquires satellite rights for Zee Cinema, said.

Further adding he said, “We had a couple of options but we went for `Agneepath` because we firmly believe that all of Hrithik`s films except `Lakshya` have done tremendous business on satellite. The promos of `Agneepath` are a rage right now and that`s why we put our bets on this film.”

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