Dangal beats PK : Inspite of demonetisation effect still reeling the country, Aamir Khan’s latest release “Dangal” has managed to come out big. The movie has now emerged as the biggest box office grosser of Indian cinema. It has overtaken Aamir’s previous hit “PK”.
Based on the life of Haryani wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita, Dangal, also surpassed the lifetime collection of Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Sultan.”
Starring Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra, Dangal has collected Rs 345.3 crore till Sunday (net India box office).
“‘Dangal’ is an extremely special film for us at Disney, Aamir Khan and the entire cast and crew of the film. This is our ninth film with Aamir and with Dangal we’ve broke our own record of ‘PK’.
“‘Dangal’ epitomizes what we aim to achieve through our movies – wholesome family entertainment with such a strong emotional connect and the telling of a story that we strongly believe in,” said Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India.
The film collected Rs 14.33 cr on Sunday which is also the biggest 17th Day collection for any film.