Eros International is reportedly offering Rs. 400 crore for the theatrical rights of Prabhas' upcoming movie Saaho and this price is bigger than that of the distribution rights of Baahubali 2 (Bahubali 2).
Baahubali 2, which features Prabhas in the lead role, has become a massive success with its collection crossing Rs. 1,600-crore mark at the worldwide box office. Its theatrical rights were sold for a record price of Rs. 350 crore and the movie has earned nearly Rs. 800 crore for its distributors so far. The film has grown the fan following of Prabhas multifold not just in India, but also in the international markets.
In addition, the makers of Saaho released its teaser with Baahubali 2 in theatres and this first look video has created lot of curiosity about the movie. The massive success of Baahubali 2 and hype generated by the teaser of Saaho are said to have made the leading distributors to start approaching the production house for the theatrical rights of Saaho, much before the movie hits the floor.
If we are to go by the buzz in the social media, Eros International, one of the leading international distribution houses for Indian movies, is ready to shell out Rs. 400 crore on the global theatrical rights of Saaho. Shruthi HDL tweeted: "#Eros is said to be offering #400Cr For The entire theatrical rights of all languages of the #Prabhas's #Saaho movie,Budget is about #150Cr."
Saaho is made in Telugu and Hindi and will also be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam. Prabhas, who is currently on US tour, will start shooting from the first week of July and he has decided to better his Hindi speaking skills. Shruthi HDL tweeted: "#Prabhas is plan㏌g To hire a H㏌di tutor so that he can work on gett㏌g his H㏌di language better, will do before he promot㏌g his Film #Saaho."
Saaho is an action thriller film, which is written and directed by Sujeeth and produced by V Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod under the banner UV Creations. Prabhas will play the lead role in the film, while the makers are yet to make an official announcement about the heroine and other cast and crew.