Hrithik Roshan's "Krrish 3" has emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood film, surpassing the collections of Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" at the Indian box office.
It took nearly four years for a Bollywood film ("Chennai Express") to break the record set by 2009-blockbuster "3 Idiots". In a span of over three months, "Krrish 3" achieved the feat in surpassing "Chennai Express" figures.
Now, the focus has shifted to Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" which is set to the hit screens on 20 December. "The next big release is Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' and the ball is in his court to ensure that the records created by Hrithik are surpassed," an insider was quoted as saying by Bollywood Hungama.
"He has to score bigger than 'Krrish 3' with his 'Dhoom 3' on opening day, opening weekend, opening week and then the lifetime run. Nothing less would suffice."
Aamir Khan, often referred to as Mr Perfectionist, is doing the antagonist role in "Dhoom 3", which is the third installment in the "Dhoom" franchise. Aamir's star status and the highly successful franchise is likely to boost the film's opening collections on the first day of its release. But what remains to be seen is whether "Dhoom 3" will be able to smash the records set by "Krrish 3".
The Hrithik starrer is not just the highest grossing Bollywood film, but also holds the record for highest non-holiday opener. The film, which released on 1 November (Friday), earned ₹25.50 crore on its opening day in India. Despite releasing on a non-holiday Friday and during the pre-diwali phase, "Krrish 3" managed to rake in fantastic collections.
"Dhoom 3" is also releasing on a non-holiday Friday (20 December). It remains to be seen if the film will smash the new record created by "Krrish 3". Speculations are also rife as to whether the Aamir starrer will start the ₹300-crore club. The actor is considered as the founder of the ₹100 crore and ₹200 crore leagues. He started the ₹100-crore trend with "Ghajini" and hit the ₹200-crore mark with "3 Idiots".
Now, the only one question that remains in everybody's mind is whether the actor will set a new benchmark by reaching the ₹300-crore mark with his action-thriller flick "Dhoom 3".