- 'It is just a matter of time,' he said
- 'Gadar had done a business of 265 crore in 2001,' he added
- 'Which as per today's calculation is Rs 5,000 crore,' said the director
This is how Mr Sharma explained the math: "As mentioned, Gadar had done a business of Rs 265 crore in 2001 when the ticket rates were Rs 25 only. As per valuation, it is Rs 5,000 crore today and Baahubali 2 has just reached some Rs 1,500 crore, so no record has been broken," IANS quoted him as saying.
The filmmaker also said that a "good film" always has the potential to topple records, however, reiterating that Baahubali 2 has not set any. "Please don't frame me in all these things. If some good film comes, records would be broken. And as far as Baahubali 2 is concerned, it has not yet set any record," said Mr Sharma, reported IANS.
Meanwhile, the Hindi version of Baahubali currently stands at Rs 478 crores, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The Hindi version, distributed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, has smoothly surpassed the previous highest grosser - Aamir Khan's Dangal.
#Baahubali2 [Week 4] Fri 4.15 cr, Sat 6.35 cr, Sun 7.80 cr. Total: Rs 478.30 cr Nett. HINDI. India biz. HIGHEST GROSSER EVER.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 22, 2017
#Baahubali2— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 22, 2017
Week 1: Rs 247 cr
Week 2: Rs 143.25 cr
Week 3: Rs 69.75 cr
Weekend 4: Rs 18.30 cr
Total: Rs 478.30 cr NETT
HINDI. India biz.
This is what Mr Johar tweeted on Baahubali 2's massive box office success:
Baahubali is S S Rajamouli's two-part epic drama that made stars out of Rana Daggubati and Prabhas. Baahubali: The Beginning released in 2015 and Baahubali: The Conclusion followed up opening across 8,000 screens in April this year. Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Sathyaraj are also part of the ensemble cast of Baahubali.
(With IANS inputs)