Hrithik`s movies fetch good money on TV

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2011, 18:37 PM IST

Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan-starrer upcoming "Agneepath" has reportedly fetched a whopping Rs.41 crore for its TV rights, and trade analysts feel the film, releasing Jan 26 next year will definitely bring good business to the industry.

"Satellite prices have been zooming up in recent times. But `Agneepath` has definitely set a record. While I`m not aware of the exact price that the rights have been sold for; I`m told it is an astounding figure," said trade guru Taran Adarsh.

"I`m not shocked with this piece of information or the reported price because as I said, Hrithik`s movie rights including that of `Kites` was picked up for a huge amount. The actor is one of our most dependable superstars and obviously there is a rush to buy the rights of his movies.

"To me, the month of January is looking exciting because of `Agneepath`," added Adarsh.

Trade journal editor Vajir Singh too feels that Karan Johar`s production, a remake of his father Yash Johar`s 1990 classic of the same name, will rock the box office.

"`Agneepath` had the buzz from the time the first promo aired. It is a natural thing; you have so many A-listers associated with this film. The fact that `Agneepath` is a part of the Dharma bouquet and has actors like Hrithik, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra in it is enough to give the trade and the general public an adrenaline rush.

"2011 has been an exciting year at the movies; 2012 too starts with a promise," said Singh.

IANS