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Aamir's film PK won't appear on TV?

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By HT

Mumbai, Dec. 29 -- Those waiting to watch Aamir Khan's film on the small screen might be in for some disappointing news. Apparently, Aamir, the film's director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra have decided not to sell the satellite rights of the film because of the TV channels' "bullying" behaviour.

"All film-makers look forward to selling the satellite rights of their films as it makes for a huge source of revenue, but PK's makers have decided not to do so. They feel TV channels are using arm-twisting techniques by forming a cartel of sorts to get the makers to reduce their price. So, for now, they have decided not to sell the rights," says an insider, on the condition of anonymity.

Rumour has it that, for some time now, TV channels haven't been too keen on coughing up big amounts to show Bollywood films. "That's why a number of new, hit films are yet to be shown on TV. In fact, a recent 100 crore grosser was sold for just around 5 crore after the makers were kept waiting for several months," adds the trade source.

Despite repeated attempts, neither Hirani nor Chopra could be reached for a comment.