At a time when Bollywood potboilers are minting Rs 100 crore, Rs 200 crore and more, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan wants to set a new milestone at the box office
Rakesh Roshan aims at Rs 1,000 crore for Krrish 3. Director-producer Rakesh Roshan and the cast of Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra and Kangna Ranaut – were in New Delhi for their film’s promotions that releases November 1. When a reporter asked what box office record he would like to create with Krrish 3, senior Roshan said: “Rs 1,000 crore!” He laughed but the gleam in his eyes expressed his positivity towards his project which stars his son Hrithik as a superhero. The film is the third in the Krrish franchise which began with Koi Mil Gaya.
Hrithik is proud of the project, especially as his father took a decision to use all “Hindustani” artistes for the visual effects and action. “It is great that our cinema has come to a stage where, in one percent of the budget of a Hollywood film, so much can be incorporated,” said Hrithik of Krrish 3 which features mutants.
“It is the first truly home grown superhero film and it is a proud feeling for us. If Krrish 3 is a success or rather when Krrish 3 is a success, let me be positive about it, it will be great for the sake of our artists. The scope will be so much for them that we will not just be able to match (international levels) but also go beyond it,” he said.
So will Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 make Rs 1,000 crore the new Rs 100 crore in B-town?