Vijay Galani, the supposedly cash strapped producer of Veer, snaps up rights to three finale shows of AR Rahman's world tour for approximately Rs 10 crore
AR Rahman continues to scale new heights. The music maestro has sold his three finale shows (Manchester on 23 July, Birmingham on 24 July, London on 25 July) of his forthcoming world tour to begin in June for a whopping Rs 10 crore (approximately), says a media report.
Vijay Galani, producer of the Salman Khan starrer Veer, has bought the three shows. The deal was finalised last week in Mumbai.
Galani refused to quote the price but confirmed that he has bought the three shows. “Yes, I have purchased the finale shows of AR Rahman's concert and I am looking forward to the big occasion,” said Galani.
But didn't Galani suffer huge losses in Veer? Galani replied, “Veer and AR Rahman concerts are two different things altogether. What has Veer got do with this?”
A close friend of Galani confirmed that the Veer producer has indeed bought the three shows to be held in Birmingham, Manchester and London for Rs 10 crore. Galani's friend said, “Though in practice, the deal has been struck for Rs 10 crore, Rahman will bear the cost of lights, sound effects, editing and the maintenance of his big team throughout the shows.”
“AR Rahman has a big fan following wherever he goes. Galani will earn a lot through these shows. It's a very good business deal,” added Galani's friend. Said Galani, “Rahman simply rocks.”