Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2 gets a 30 crore OTT deal
Priyadarshan is returning back to Bollywood with the sequel to his 2003-released hit film, ‘Hungama’. Like the first part, ‘Hungama 2’ also promises to be an out and out comedy entertainer. It stars Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan Jaffrey and Pranita Subhash alongside Rajpal Yadav and Manoj Joshi in the main roles. Akshaye Khanna, who played the lead role in ‘Hungama’, will also be making a cameo appearance.
Since theatres remain shut due to the pandemic, the makers of ‘Hungama 2’ have opted for a direct OTT release. The film has been sold to Disney+ Hotstar for Rs 30 crores. Reportedly, this does not include the satellite rights. Though the exact figure for a TV premiere is not yet known yet, it is said to be around Rs. 6 to 8 crores, taking the total revenue to Rs. 36 crores. It is learnt that the film’s overall revenue, which includes music rights other ancillary sources, sums up to around Rs 45 crores. Since the film is made on a budget of Rs 30 crore, the makers have reaped a profit of around Rs 10 crores.