SRK's 'My Name Is Khan' Rights For Fox
Shah Rukh Khan
'My Name is Khan', directed by Karan Johar and has Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, is set to create a record ahead of its release early next year with Fox Star Studios reportedly buying its marketing and distribution rights for around Rs 100 crore.
This is the biggest of the distribution deals in Bollywood, exceeding the Rs 90 crore for Aamir Khan-starrer 'Ghajini'.
The film, a co-production of Karan Johar & Shah Rukh Khan, has Rs 55 crore budget. The movie is about the 9/11 terror attacks and its impact on an Indian Muslims living in the US.
'My Name is Khan' is nailed as one among the biggest Bollywood releases with Shah Rukh and Kajol playing opposite each other after a long time and is directed by Johar under his home production company Dharma Productions.
According to industry watchers, Dharma Productions and Fox Star - the film marketing, distribution and production arm of Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Star TV Network -- have been in talks for a 50:50 co-production deal for Bollywood films. The distribution of 'My Name is Khan' could be the starting point of their relationship.