Hrithik Roshan recently stunned everyone by signing a Rs. 550 crore deal and while some industry insiders have said that it is not true, the actor himself confirmed to a leading daily that he has indeed cracked the massive deal.
The Rs. 550 crore deal became the talk of the town before reports of Salman Khan's Rs. 1,000 crore deal surfaced online. According to reports, Hrithik has sold the satellite rights of next six films, starting from "Kaabil." However, the latest information is that the actor has signed a partnership deal with the channel Star India for his five releases, which includes his next release "Mohenjo Daro."
"Yes, I have collaborated with Star. They are my partners on my next 5 movies," Hrithik confirmed the information to Bollywood Hungama.
Mumbai Mirror had reported about Hrithik signing one of the biggest deals. The tabloid reported that "Kaabil" rights were sold for Rs. 45 crore. "Even before the film went on the floors, satellite rights were sold for Rs 45 crore. All the other films are expected to fetch around half a crore," the tabloid reported, quoting a source close to the development.
Meanwhile, this is the third big deal Star Network has signed with a Bollywood celebrity. Last year, the channel signed a Rs. 1000 crore deal with Salman and thus his "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" premiered on Star Plus. Later, there were reports that Varun has signed a Rs. 300 crore deal with the same channel.
"All of Varun's films except Sajid Nadiadwala's Judwa 2's satellite rights have been sold. While Varun has cashed on his popularity, the leading television network hasn't revised their satellite deal with Ajay Devgn," Absolute India News quoted a source as saying.