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Netflix bags the satellite rights of Mahesh Babu’s SSMB28 for Rs 81 crore!
After having a tough time last year, Mahesh Babu recently started shooting for SSMB28 with filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas. The team started the shooting in Hyderabad a couple of weeks ago and it was also reported that Mahesh Babu plans to continue the shoot without taking any break throughout February.
Now according to the latest update, the satellite rights of this movie have been bagged by Netflix for a whopping price of Rs 81 crores. The movie is set to premiere on Netflix 50 days after its theatrical release. This deal is the highest ever for a Telugu movie.
“SSMB28 is one of the most awaited movies releasing this year and it has become a hot topic even though the makers haven’t yet announced the title or released the first-look poster yet. We all know that because of Mahesh Babu’s brand name, there is a huge demand for the theatrical rights of his films. But the recent one is an astonishing deal,” said a source close to the development.
Backed by S Radhakrishna (aka China Babu) under the banner of Haarika & Hassine Creations this movie featured Pooja Hedge as the female lead. The movie has music from S Thaman and cinematography by PS Vinod. Billed as an epic action entertainer this movie marks the reunion of Pooja and Mahesh Babu after Maharshi.