It’s we who first reported that leading production house Eros International has bought the theatrical rights of Rajinikanth’s most-awaited film Lingaa. The latest buzz is that the deal has costed a bomb for Eros. If rumours are to be believed, Eros shell out a whopping Rs 170 Crore to bag the rights of film to release in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and also to dub and release in other languages across the world.
Producer Rockline Venkatesh who suffered losses with his previous venture Power is said to be happy man these days as he is laughing all the way to the bank. Made with a budget of Rs 75 Crore, the film already raked in over Rs 100 Crore profit even one month before its release.
Although Eros who bagged the rights of Kochadaiyaan lost a hefty sum as the movie tanked at Box Office, Rajini’s daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth convinced Eros to buy Lingaa. Since Eros bought Rajini’s Enthiraan (Robo) which was the first film to rake in Rs 200 Crore, they said to have confidence on Rajini’s stamina and decided to bet Rs 170 Crore on Lingaa. The music, composed by AR Rahman, will be unveiled on November 16 in Chennai and the film is all set for world-wide release on Dec 12, on the eve of Rajini’s birthday.