Sachin Tendulkar quashes rumours of charging a whopping sum for his movie
In only its first weekend it collected 27.85 crores which is an excellent return for a documentary-type movie.
Published - May 29, 2017 10:05 pm | Updated - May 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Sachin: A Billion Dreams has become a reality after it was a dream for the fans, who garnered for a movie on the Master Blaster. The flick on the Indian batting great opened in the market with a thunderous applause from celebrities and cricketers who appreciated the way the director had put together Sachin Tendulkar’s story in a docudrama.
Sachin, himself had a special screening for the likes of the Indian cricketers and Bollywood stars. Apart from the big names, Sachin had also invited his coach Ramakant Achrekar, who was accompanied by his son and daughter. The film is based on Tendulkar’s cricketing journey. The director has used real footages managing to bring a lot of emotions while taking us on a trip down the memory lane filled by the illustrated career that Sachin had on the cricket field.
However, some rumours earlier were doing the rounds that Sachin Tendulkar had charged an amount of Rs. 35-40 crores for the rights of the movie. The spokesperson has clearly stated and turned down the rumours that were afloat.
He said, “The suggestion on Sachin Tendulkar’s fee for ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’ is incorrect and grossly overstated. Sachin has completely backed this project which has resulted in the creation of a commercially viable genre of docu-drama for the Indian film industry.”
Down the track and running
The movie has already shown an upward trend, beating the expectations of the critics by a far margin. In only its first weekend it collected 27.85 crores which is an excellent return for a documentary-type movie. It is expected to cross the 30 crores barrier within the next few days. Sachin: A Billion Dreams became the first docu-drama to garner as much as 8.40 crores in its very first day.
It was written and directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures under 200 Not Out Productions currently running at the theatres with aplomb.