Filmmaker Murad Khetani has beaten Karan Johar to acquire the Hindi remake rights of Tamil film ‘Master’.
A source was cited in Box Office Worldwide saying, “Karan Johar was also trying to get the rights to make Master in Hindi. He was trying really hard but when Murad got a hang of it, he quietly raised his price and bagged the deal.”
The report adds that Cine 1 Studios had also quoted a big amount. The source added, “Murad is keen on making several remakes in the next few years. There’s Thadam, then there’s Namak Halal and now, Master. He paid over Rs. 6 crore just for the rights. He had earlier paid around Rs. 4-5 crore for Arjun Reddy’s official rights, but the moment he heard KJo is also at the other end, he raised his amount and got it. The team is now putting it all together and reworking the script for the Hindi audience. Casting will happen only once the scripting is done.”