Amid the entire buzz around the big ticket film Baahubali 2 and its grand release in April next year, a top US distributor of Indian movies — Great India Films, has dismissed reports that it clinched the overseas rights of the movie.
“News that we have acquired #Baahubali2 is not true, till now it is not confirmed to any, possibility of getting by anyone,” the distributor had tweeted on Monday morning. Although the company has not denied that it is in the race to acquire the movie rights.
There are also reports doing the rounds that the producers of Baahubali 2 will be selling the overseas rights for anywhere between Rs 45 crore to Rs 50 crore. If that happens, it will be a record amount for movies in India. The first part, Baahubali: The Beginning, grossed more than Rs 5 billion ($74 million) in India alone and became the highest-grossing movie in the country. It even surpassed the gross of Aamir Khan’s 2015 blockbuster PK. Baahubali part one had collected around $3 million in its first day from the international markets.
Actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anuskha Shetty, Tamannaah, Nasser, Ramya Krishna and Sathya Raj will be reprising their roles in the second part — Baahubali: The Conclusion, too.
The Baahubali crew including director S S Rajamouli and actors Rana and Prabhas held a press-meet in Hyderabad few days ago, to reveal everything that was in store for the audience even before its next part releases. The movie is said to be in its final stages of shooting with two more songs and a couple of action sequences being wrapped up in a span of two and half months. The film is set to release on April 28, 2017. The Baahubali team is riding high with promotions ranging from the launch of Baahubali animated series and comics to VR experience for the fandom.