MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan’s first Bhojpuri film
Distributors are shying away from buying this film. Except for Delhi-U.P. territory, the film remains to be sold in other parts. If the grapevine is to believed, the producer is demanding anywhere between Rs 8.5 – 10 million (Rs 85 lakh to Rs 1 crore) for the film.
G.D. Mehta who has bought the Delhi-U.P. territory for the film says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œUnlike three-years ago, Bhojpuri films are no longer money-spinners at the box-office. The increase in production of Bhojpuri films has put a spanner on budgets. Whichever movie goes beyond the Rs 5 million (Rs 50 lakh) mark is considered to be a risky proposal. Bhojpuri films are targeted at ‘B’ and ‘C’ class centres and mostly single screen cinemas, where the prices of tickets are very low. The fact is that I have not paid the producer the price he quoted.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Sawant says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWithout Ravan, there is no curiosity for Ram. I am happy that everyone is curious about