Salman Khan signs 500 crore deal with a TV network
By Sajad - Wed Jan 23 2013, 10:26 am
Post 2009 blockbuster “Wanted”, the 47-year-old’s career is going from strength to strength. In the last five years, he has churned out a string of successful films – “Ready”, “Dabangg”, “Bodyguard”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Dabangg 2” – all these films earned over Rs.100 crore at the box office.
Salman Khan has signed the biggest-ever deal for a Bollywood star by inking a settlement worth Rs.450-500 crore with Star India Network.
The deal signed earlier this week is valid for five years. It gives the channel exclusive satellite rights to broadcast all films featuring Salman Khan that are released from January 2013 to December 2017, India Today reported.
Hemal Jhaveri, general manager at Star Gold, told the reporters, “Yes, we have signed a pact with Salman Khan and whoever asks me why Salman, I would only say why not Salman Khan? His recent box-office releases have been outstanding and his film, which has been premiered on TV, is exceptional.”
“This is first of its kind contract signed by any actor in Indian showbiz. All the films starring Salman Khan will be premiered exclusively on Star channel,” Hemal Jhaveri, executive vice-president and general manager, Star Gold and Movies OK said.
According to the deal, the channel would own exclusive TV broadcast rights of Salman’s all new films.
Salman, who is right now having some health issues and is likely to fly to the US for treatment, has handful of films in his kitty – “Kick”, “No Entry Mein Entry” and Sooraj Barjatya’s next untitled film among others. He will start shooting for them soon.