There have been reports doing the rounds that Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil has already made profits. But rather than getting swayed by this, we decided to speak to Rakesh Roshan to get an in depth idea of the same. We asked the filmmaker if there is any truth to the tale. Roshan senior explained the logistics to us saying, “You know I sold the film for a lesser price to my distributors. I am the only producer who sells to individual distributors. My all India sale to distributors is not exceeding more than Rs. 42 crores. I made the film in, without counting Hrithik’s and my price, we have made the film at a budget of Rs.35 crore. Plus Rs. 15 cr on P&A.
Satellite rights were sold for Rs. 50 cr, while music was sold for Rs 8 crore. Overseas went for Rs. 16 crore.”
o it is clear that a film which has been made at a budget of Rs. 50 crore is already on the profit path. It has managed to recover its cost of production by selling the satellite rights itself. Everything else is just an add on to the money that it has earned. When we had spoken to our Trade Analyst, Amul Vikas Mohan, about the clash of Raees and Kaabil when it was first announced, “As far as I know I don’t think Kaabil is going to move from the spot. That’s because they have sold a few territories. It’s already in place to show the film on a particular date.”
Hrithik Roshan fans should rejoice now. Even with an impending clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, the film will not be affected much. The wait is now to see how the
film opens on the first day.