There is no doubt that a Salman Khan film garners huge attention and hype right from the time it's announced. The trade buzz is that Salman Khan's next release Mental which is directed by Sohail Khan too has been making waves big time.
Even though shooting of the film just started
recently in Dubai, the buzz is that Sohail Khan is quoting an astronomical price of Rs. 130 crore for all India theatrical rights of Mental. It's believed that Sohail has already been getting offers upto Rs. 90 crore for the same but given Salman's current dream-run, he is in no mood to compromise.
Sohail Khan was also present at the music launch of Ready. (Photo: PTI)
If one looks at the all India nett B.O. collections of Salman's last 5 films (Dabangg 2- appx Rs. 150 crore, Ek Tha Tiger- appx. Rs. 198 crore, Bodyguard- appx Rs. 151 crore, Ready- appx Rs. 125 crore and Dabangg- appx Rs. 145 crore), it can be seen that he is indeed a huge draw ensuring high B.O. collections. Whether this prompts someone to give in to Sohail's demands of Rs. 130 crore for Mental remains to be seen?