Asian Distributors, one of the leading Tollywood distribution houses had reportedly come forward to acquire the rights to Khaidi No 150 for the Nizam area. But they received a jolt at the price quoted by the makers of the movie.
Apparently, the figure quoted was not far away from the amount paid for Nizam rights of Baahubali. Therefore, Asian has backed away from acquiring the rights.
Now, Khaidi No 150 is a landmark film for Chiranjeevi and he is making a comeback once again into films with this project. Nevertheless, to expect him to command the same fan following even today is a bit of a question mark!
Therefore, distributors are thinking twice about shelling out fancy rights for any project especially in the wake of some big ticket movies having bombed at the box-office of late.