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ZEEL's South GECs acquire rights to 'KGF Chapter 2'

The broadcaster is yet to announce the date of the telecast.

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Mumbai: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), south cluster channels including ZEE Kannada, ZEE Tamil, ZEE Telugu and ZEE Keralam have secured the rights for "KGF Chapter 2". The film will premiere on TV after its theatrical release in the respective regional languages.

Directed by Prashanth Neel, produced by Hombale Films and starring Yash, the first part of the film surpassed the Rs 100 crore mark in terms of worldwide box office collections within a week of its release. The film has become the highest-grossing Kannada language entertainer to ever hit the screens.

“We are thrilled to bring the most anticipated movie in the country to every screen in the South through the TV acquisition rights of KGF Chapter 2 in all four southern languages. This is yet another firm step we have taken as a brand to keep our promise to the audience and provide the best of entertainment in the comfort and safety of their homes. With this association, we are glad to present our viewers with quality content that is larger-than-life and appeals to diverse audiences across the world and enhances our connection with them," said ZEEL, cluster head – South, Siju Prabhakaran.

"ZEE Keralam proudly acquires the satellite rights of KGF 2. KGF Chapter 1 has a cult following in Kerala and we are excited to bring to our loyal viewers this mega entertainer," said ZEE Keralam, business head, Santosh J Nair.

“We are pleased to announce that we have associated with ZEE’s South Cluster for the satellite rights of our magnum opus KGF Chapter2, for the southern languages. With our partnership with ZEE’s South cluster of channels, we are confident to expand our reach to a wider audience," said Hombale Films producer, Vijay Kirangandur.

“With KGF Chapter 2, we have tried to enhance the spirit and scale of KGF legacy to provide the best cinematic experience for our fans. We hope to create and witness a greater euphoria with our grand release. And we are confident that KGF Chapter 2 will be showered with the same love and affection and will script a new benchmark in the film industry," Kirangandur added.

“KGF 2 holds a very special place in my heart. My director Prashant Neel, producer Vijay Kirgandur and I have a vision that has been very different and approachable and we are grateful that the audiences believe in the work we believe in. The love and support from the audiences have been immense and I am glad that the film from the region I hail from has managed to bring oneness amongst our audiences pan India. I am elated to associate with ZEE’s South cluster of channels that have been entertaining Indian audiences since its inception. I would like to extend my gratitude to ZEE and wish them the best. I hope we continue to have successful associations for our future projects," said actor Yash.

"KGF Chapter 2" teaser garnered 208 million views digitally, including trending at the top spot on Twitter and YouTube. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, and Raveena Tandon as lead characters.

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