'Gentleman' clears censor board test; Nani starrer's overseas rights sold for record price. Pictured: Gentleman poster.Twitter

Nani's upcoming movie "Gentleman" has completed the formalities required by the censor board and is gearing up for a grand release on June 17. Its overseas distribution rights were sold for a record price.

The makers of "Gentleman" held a special screening for the officials of the censor board on June 10. The officials awarded a 'U' certificate to the film without any cut. An elated Nani took to his Twitter handle to share the info and also announce its release date. The actor wrote: "#GENTLEMAN is for EVERYONE. Censor done . It's 'U'NIVERSAL :) All set for 17th "

Nani has earlier churned out back-to-back hits like "Bhale Bhale Mogadivoy" and "Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gadha." Hoping to score a hat-trick success with "Gentleman," he is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the film on various TV channels, magazines, newspapers and movie portals. The makers of the film have made grand plans for its theatrical release across the globe.

Nani's 2015 release, "Bhale Bhale Mogadivoy" had collected $1.43 million at the U.S box office, while his 2016 release, "Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gadha raked in $772,911 in the country. The success of these films had created huge demand for the overseas theatrical rights of the upcoming release and several distributors were in race to buy its rights, which were reportedly sold for a record price last week.

ATMUS Entertainment ‏and Gaatri Media Group have finally acquired the international distribution rights of "Gentleman." They plan to release the film in 125 screens in North America. The bosses of ATMUS posted on its Twitter handle: "ATMUS and @gaatri_mediag presents #Gentleman in 125 screens all over USA premiering on Thursday June 16. Largest @NameisNani release."

The Gaatri Media Group ‏also posted on its Twitter handle: "#Gentleman #USA will include large number of luxury screens (recliner /reserved seating). Most markets will feature these screens @ATMUSent. #Gentleman #USA watch the entertainer in luxury screens featuring #Dolby 7.1 & #4K projection. Guaranteed to give best bang for the buck."

In a series of posts on June 11, Gaatri Media Group officials revealed that "Gentleman" will be released in the U.S., U.K., U.A.E., Singapore, Mauritius, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. The content of "Gentleman" has already been transferred to all the theatres in these international markets.

They tweeted: "#Gentleman #USA content transferred and drives are getting ready to be shipped well in advance for 16tb premiers. #Gentleman #Singapore #Mauritius content is ready for 1st week premiers. Local censor process to be complete before premiers. #Gentleman #Germany clearance formalities along with the content are ready & premiers will be on time. #Gentleman #UK #Australia #NZ #Gulf #UAE entire content reached already well in time.Premiers & local promotions preparations on."

Also read