Prem Ratan Dhan Payo recorded the biggest opening day in the history of Bollywood as it closed day one with box office receipts in the region of Rs 40 crores nett, thereby defeating Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year which released on Diwali last year
This week's big Thursday has proved a blockbuster and the box office has exploded to match the Diwali fireworks Prem Ratan Dhan Payo sold tickets at slightly higher rates than Happy New Year and opened in more screens. The screen count, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, is over 5600 worldwide
The action-comedy, starring Shah Rukh, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff, revolves around six would-be thieves, who enter a prestigious dance competition as a cover for their larger goal of pulling off a major robbery
Actor Sonu Sood will co-star with Jackie Chan in Hollywood film Kung Fu Yoga. His Happy New Year director Farah khan tweeted: "So happy for Jackie Chan who is starring with my friend @SonuSood in "Kung fu yoga"!! Truly Karate meets parathe!!"
After the success of 2014 film Happy New Year, Shah Rukh and Farah Khan are gearing up for their next project. Whether SRK will star in the project is yet to be confirmed but he is definitely on board as a producer.
In an interaction at the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation Awards, where Shah Rukh received a prize for Happy New Year, the actor spoke about his knee injury. He said, "It's been going on for years now. I have smashed my patella now. So, they are telling me I can't dance as well as I used to, which will not be such a bad thing. I am recovering now."
Actor Aamir Khan's 2014 release PK has broken all Bollywood records with a worldwide collection of Rs 615 crore. Globally, PK is the highest grosser, followed by Salman Khan's Kick and Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year.
Filmmaker Farah Khan may have agreed to step into actor Salman Khan's shoes to host TV reality show Bigg Boss, but she doesn't have a film for him in the "near future". Farah, who delivered blockbuster film Happy New Year with actor Shah Rukh Khan, has another film for King Khan, however, in an interview she was quoted as saying, "I don't see a film with Salman Khan happening in the near future."
The Khans ruled 2014 with smashing blockbusters
Team Happy New Year has quite a few reasons to rejoice.
World premiere of Happy New Year
After their spectacular performance in Houston and New Jersey, the team of Happy New Year performed in Washington DC as a part of their ongoing SLAM! tour.