The anticipation around the release of Baahubali 2, following the phenomenal success of Baahubali: The Beginning, which emerged as one of Indiaâ€™s biggest grosser, has reached all new heights.
Even before the second installment in the franchise went on the floors, buyers had formed a beeline to snap the theatrical rights of the film.
Apparently, the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of Baahubali 2 have been snapped for a whopping Rs. 45 crore.
Although the details of the buyer is yet unknown, sources hint that Jazz Cinema is said to have been the frontrunner.
Jazz Cinemas is said to be owned by members of the Sasikala family.
Slated to hit the screens during the summer of 2017, the film is on the verge of completion and it has already been sold in several areas.
The overseas rights have been reportedly snapped for over Rs. 100 crore while multiple parties are at loggerheads to bag the theatrical rights in Andhra and Telangana.
The rights of the Hindi dubbed version have already been bought by Karan Joharâ€™s Dharma Productions as part of the deal they signed while purchasing the first part.
Baahubali 2 features more or less the same cast from the first past, except for a few actors who have been roped in to essay pivotal roles.
With inputs from Digital Native