‘Kahaani’ satellite rights sold for Rs 8 crore?

After raking in big moolah at the box office, Vidya Balan’s thriller gets a hefty sum for its satellite telecast

Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani has already been declared a supehit and has made good money even in its second week. To add to it the thriller, which has received great reviews from critics and the audience, is making big cash on the small screen as well.

The buzz is that the satellite rights for the Vidya Balan film have been bought for a whopping Rs 8 crore by a leading TV channel. The producer of the film Vikram Malhotra refused to disclose the  exact figures though. All he said when quizzed was that he has earned more money from the film than he had expected to. “Kahaani has surpassed expectations on all fronts – India box office, overseas and satellite sales,” he said to a daily. But if the news about the film fetching Rs 8 crore is true then it says a lot about Vidya Balan’s star value since only B-town’s top male stars are known to rake in that kind of money for their films’ TV rights.