There’s no doubt that Race 3 is one of the biggest release of 2018. Starring Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol, among others, in pivotal roles, the action entertainer has been in the news even before its official announcement in 2017. There were various players in the market that wanted to buy the distribution rights of the film. And if latest reports are to be believed, Eros International has finally sealed the deal by bagging the rights for a humongous amount of Rs. 190 crores. Yes, the film has been sold to Eros International for Rs. 190 crores, according to sources.
Talking about the same, a trade expert says, “Salman’s Tiger zinda hai collected an estimated total of Rs 339 crore at the domestic box-office to become the third highest domestic grosser in Bollywood. There is a huge buzz and air of anticipation around Race 3. It has been shot mostly abroad and in prime locales in India and has some great action. Not only is it the third instalment of the Race franchise but it also stars Salman Khan who recently gave the blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai.
Naturally, studios have been queuing up outside Ramesh Taurani’s office for the last month to distribute the film. Apparently, there were four top contenders – Fox Star Studios, Reliance Entertainment, Yash Raj Films and Eros International. Buzz is that Eros has made an outstanding offer to Salman Khan (co-producer) and Ramesh Taurani – something which is almost impossible to refuse. Eros has offered the producers a whopping Rs.190 (approximately) which consists of Rs.160 MG (Minimum Guaranty Basis i.e. outright sale) to acquire the worldwide distribution rights of the film (except China) and Rs.30 crore (P&A).”
Directed by Remo D’souza, Race 3 is produced by Salman Khan Films and Tips Films. The movie is scheduled to release on Eid this year.