Superstar Aamir Khan has rubbished rumours of "Dhoom 3" ticket's steep prices and called them baseless.
The 48-year-old actor has confirmed that the tickets of the eagerly anticipated "Dhoom 3" will be available for normal rates, like other films. He also said that and no price hike has been attempted by the makers.
"There is no truth in this (about increase in ticket prices). The price range of 'Dhoom 3' tickets is same as what it was for 'Chennai Express'... Not even a percent increase is there on ticket price," Aamir told PTI.
"We have worked really hard on this film and we want all the people to watch this film. There are still theaters like Gaiety (Galaxy, Mumbai) where you can get a ticket for Rs 70."
He added that "Dhoom 3" will follow the regular trend of varying prices based on the show timings. The morning shows as always would be cheaper as compared to the evening timings and prices on weekdays will be lesser than weekends.
However, the actor acknowledged higher rates for the film's IMAX format and said that the minuscule number of IMAX theatres in the country will not affect the moviegoers.
"The only difference is that an Indian film is getting released in IMAX. There are four-five IMAX theatres in India...The ticket prices of IMAX theatres are more... I don't know what are the normal tickets rates in IMAX," he explained.
The rumour of the film's steep ticket prices has reportedly taken a toll on Aamir, who confessed that he got nervous due to the issue.
"I have lost all my sleep since two days because of reports that we have increased ticket prices. I am worried people will start getting misconception that the ticket prices have increased because of which they may not go to theaters to watch the film. But this isn't true," he added.
Despite the pricing issues, early reports suggested that "Dhoom 3" was in close competition with Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger"s in terms of advance booking.
The perfectionist Khan speaking to media revealed that audience's reaction to the film was the most important factor and that great openings didn't ensure a hit.