It has been common news to hear of South Indian potboiler films being remade into Hindi. But in a different scenario, producers from Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam industries are queuing up for the rights to remake director Subhash Kapoor’s recent release Jolly LLB.
“Yes, we have received offers for remakes in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. We are in talks with some producers who want to buy the rights of the film.” The production house also seems to be in two minds about selling the rights to the Tamil remake. “We are into producing Tamil films ourselves, so we’ll have to discuss that further,” said Vijay Singh, chief executive officer at the Fox Star Studios, confirming the news.
However, he is tight-lipped about the producers who have approached them for the remake rights. He said,“The paperwork is yet to be completed so we won’t be able to disclose any names. Rest assured, the transaction will get done this week.”
Jolly LLB is the first full-fledged Hindi production undertaken by Fox. Made in a budget of Rs.13.5 crore, the film is on its way to make profits. Singh said,“We are expecting to bag Rs.31 crore by the end of this week. We are already in a profit making situation.”