Rajinikanth’s films usually do well in the Telugu states, with distributors competing to bag distribution rights. However, that does not seem to be the case for his upcoming film, Kaala. There are no takers for the Telugu rights of the film, which is slated for a June 7 release.
“It is for the first time in recent years that no one has expressed an interest in buying the Telugu rights for a Rajinikanth film,” reveals a source. It is reported that the high price being quoted by the film’s makers is the reason for the Telugu distributors’ disinterest.
“A high price was quoted for Rajinikanth’s previous film Kabaali as well. Luckily, the hype around the film saved distributors and allowed them to recover their costs within the first three days of its release,” adds the source.
Kaala, which has been directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by the superstar’s son-in-law Dhanush, was originally supposed to have been released in August....