The Karnataka Rights of Shankar`s I, have now been snapped up for 7Cr NRA by Gokul Raj and Group of Distributors. The Rights includes all Language Theatricals in the state excluding Raichur, Koppal & Bellary Districts. This is an all time record price for a Tamil film. With this record deal it seems, Shankar`s I added close to 47 Cr appx to its business from AP/N, KA & Kerala alone. TN business is still pending and Rest of India will be sold to a Hindi buyer including Hindi satellite which will contribute over 10-12 Cr easily. As for Overseas, makers are looking for a Big Name and it is expected to be over 12-15 Cr without China. The film`s WW theatrical only Pre-release Business without China might be around 110 Cr appx.
In Karnataka, Recently Baahubali rights have been sold for 9 Cr in the state which is a record for any Non - Kannada film. And as for Lingaa, Makers are demanding 10cr as per unconfirmed rumours.