Producers of the Rajnikanth-starrer Sivaji have confirmed that they have sold the television rights of the movie to the DMK-run Kalaignar Television.
The film, which is scheduled to hit the theatres on June 15, will be telecast on Kalaignar TV after three years.
While the Maran family-owned Sun Network had virtually bought every major movies rights so far, Sivaji’s rights being sold to Kalaignar TV is seen as yet another example of the increasing rift between Karunanidhi and the Marans.
At Rs 50 crore, Sivaji is tipped to be the most expensive movie made in Tamil cinema.
Rajnikanth’s last release Chandramukhi reportedly grossed over Rs 70 crore in 2006. Sivaji is expected to bring in more than what Chandramukhi earned.
A R Rahman has given the music for Sivaji. This is the first time Rajnikanth is working with comedian Vivek, unlike his tried and tested combination with comedian Vaidivel. This is also the first time that the superstar is working with director Shankar.