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'Operation Valentine': Non-theatrical rights fetch Rs 50 Cr, say makers


Varun Tej's 13th outing is directed by debutant filmmaker Shakti Pratap Singh. The aircraft thriller is entitled 'Operation Valentine'. The big-ticket Telugu-Hindi release will hit the cinemas on December 8.

As per the makers, the film's non-theatrical rights have fetched a whopping Rs 50 Cr. "This is the biggest price so far for Varun Tej. The makers are also garnering massive deals for the theatrical rights of the movie in Telugu and Hindi," a source says.

Starring former Miss Universe Manushi Chillar as a radar officer, the film is produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Renaissance Pictures. The director of the film has a law background.

Sony Pictures International Productions and Sandeep Mudda from Renaissance Pictures are elated about the non-theatrical deals and the hype around the yet-to-be-closed theatrical deals.

Varun Tej was recently seen in 'Gandeevadhari Arjuna', which was directed by Praveen Sattaru. Karuna Kumar's 'Matka' is another of his upcoming movies.