Can Mahesh outwit Ram Charan?
The makers of Mahesh Babus upcoming Maharshi are demanding a fancy price and intend to surpass Ram Charan in the Hindi dubbing rights market
The makers of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming ‘Maharshi’ are demanding a fancy price and intend to surpass Ram Charan in the Hindi dubbing rights market. According to a Hindi film distributor, producer Dil Raju is reportedly demanding Rs 25 crore to hand over the Hindi dubbing rights of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film ‘Maharshi’ since they want to outwit Ram Charan’s untitled film with Boyapati Srinu which was sold for Rs 22 crore.
“Makers of ‘Maharshi’ are quoting a fancy amount because they want to surpass Charan since they believed that the ‘Srimanthudu’ star has expanded his pan-India appeal over the years and are reluctant to compromise on the price,” says the Hindi distributor and adds “The Ram Charan-Boyapati film is a big bang action adventure so it was sold for a record price, but ‘Maharshi’ which revolves around a college-campus looks to have moderate action sequences and hence creating doubts about buyers,” he adds.
Actually, Hindi film distributors don’t mind big sums for an action film and have bought Mahesh Babu’s ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ for Rs 17 crore, but above Rs 25 crore for his next, is truly higher and a dicey business proposition, the distributor concludes. It remains to be seen whether Dil Raju will be able to sell his film on his price or will he compromise. Only time will tell.