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Yes, its true if the report in Variety is to be believed. Click here to read the full report or keep reading…have copy-pasted the text here….

Indian media conglomerate Reliance has sold U.S. remake rights to Bollywood hit “Johnny Gaddaar” to Los Angeles-based producer-distributor Ray Haboush’s Automatic Media.

“Johnny Gaddaar,” which means “Johnny the traitor,” is a groundbreaking 2007 Hindi noir helmed by Sriram Raghavan. It is toplined by Bollywood thesp Dharmendra and turns on a gang that gets an opportunity to make a fortune in four days.

“When I saw it I realized that this story could be about any group of guys anywhere,” Haboush said. “The dynamics of love, crime and betrayal thrive universally, whether in Mumbai or San Francisco.”

Haboush recently exec produced horror pic “Last House on the Left” for Universal. His Automatic media shingle specializes in sci-fi, horror and thrillers.

Though the director of the film Sriram Raghavan has not got any official confirmation about it. He also have just “read” it.

PS – His next film Agent Vinod is finally all set to roll from next week. It stars Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor.

Three IdiotsFirst it was Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name is Khan , which Fox Star bagged for Rs 100 crore. Not sure about the exact details yet but the deal is confirmed. And now the exclusive dope on Aamir Khan’s next – we have got to know that Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots (Three Idiots) have been bagged by Studio 18 for Rs 85 cr! Woohoo! 3 Idiots is directed by Raj Kumar Hirani, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi.

Except Music, Studio18 has got all the rights of 3 Idiots (Three Idiots) for Rs 85 crore. Music rights is with T-Series. So, if we add 10-15 cr more for music rights, it will be equal to 95-100 crore. Shah Rukh Khan & Aamir Khan on par! Fox Star and Sony was also interestd in it. But two factors contributed towards Studio18 bagging the rights. Aamir Khan’s personal and professional equation with Studio18.

Aamir is close to Vandana Malik, head of Studio18, whose daughter Avantika Malik is Imran Khan’s girlfriend. And professionally Aamir was happy with the box office result of Ghajini, which was distributed by Studio 18. Ghajini was sold for Rs 90 cr. And so Aamir made sure that Studio18 gets the preference for 3 Idiots.

3 Idiots will release on the last week of december as the date has proved lucky for Aamir Khan since last two years. First it was Taare Zameen Par, then Ghajini and now Aamir wants to stick to the same date. So, come what may, 3 Idiots will release on the last friday (25th december) of the year.