In 2018, when Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar of Excel Entertainment bought the Hindi rights of the Kannada hit KGF (Kolar Gold Fields) starring Yash, little did they know that the film will turn out to be a virtual gold field. Sources say, the film made 35 times what the producers invested into this supposedly regional film. At that time, Excel had paid a pittance for the Hindi rights. That is not the so with the sequel which is ready for release.
According to sources, the Hindi rights of KGF 2 have been sold to Excel Entertainment for nearly Rs 90 plus crore rupees. A source very close to the project revealed, “When KGF was made we were not even thinking of a Hindi version. It was done at the last minute and sold to Excel for peanuts. Now things are very different. The investment for the sequel is at least 7 times more than the original. Of course, Excel has had to pay a lot more this time. Isn’t that fair?” Yup.
Not very long ago, we had revealed of the makers of KGF 2 planning to release the second teaser of the film after the first teaser received a humongous response. "This is bigger than anything he had ever anticipated. Yash and his director Prashanth Neel are stunned by the response. Fans of KGF want more. Yash and Prashanth are now planning to release another teaser in the next few weeks. Also, the release plans for KGF Chapter just got bigger," a source shared.
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