Inox, Fame screen 'Tashan', get bonus four films

May 5, 2008 NR

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) The multiplex chains Inox and Fame have finally started screening Yash Raj Films' (YRF) latest offering "Tashan" here after receiving a written assurance from the banner that it will give prints of their other four releases of this year from the first-day-first-show.

Released last Friday, the Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor starrer, was not screened in these multiplexes for a week because of a dispute over high revenue rate. After getting a discouraging response at the ticket window, the producers have now agreed to cut the revenue share as a result of which the multiplexes have started showing it from May 3.

"We refused to play 'Tashan' in Kolkata because YRF hiked the revenue rate by 12 percent and asked for 60 percent revenue collected in the first week. But now after the film crashed at the box office, the YRF officials have agreed to cut the revenue rate to 50 percent in the first week and 45 percent in the second week," Vikas Syal, general manager of Inox (Forum) in Kolkata told IANS Monday.

"Besides we are getting a package deal of four forthcoming films under the YRF banner. This will save us from the hassles of renewing agreements and debate on negotiations before every YRF release," Syal added.

The four forthcoming films of YRF are Kunal Kohli's "Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic" starring Saif and Rani Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Deepika Padukone's "Bachna Ae Haseeno", Walt Disney co-produced animation film "Roadside Romeo" and Aditya Chopra's third directorial venture "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi", which will have superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role.

"Only for 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi', YRF has asked for 35 percent revenue share instead of the usual 30 percent and we have agreed to the terms," Syal said.

However, PVR Cinemas hasn't started screening the film yet.

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