The Farah Khan-helmed film, “Happy New Year” being a record breaking spree, touched a whopping ₹ 108.86 crores over the first weekend on domestic ticket windows. The film became the fastest film to cross the ₹ 100-crore threshold.
Moreover, HNY collected ₹104.10 crores in Hindi, while the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions earned another ₹1.84 crore and₹ 2.92 crores respectively.
Gaurav Verma, Chief Revenue Officer RCE said in response of box office report, “We are thankful to all our partners, exhibitors and especially YRF for helping us achieve this significant milestone.”
But more than that, the superstar is happy because it is his youngest son AbRam’s first film too. AbRam, who was born through surrogacy last year, made his first big screen appearance in the end credits of Farah Khan-directed HNY, and the doting dad is excited to “show off”.
“While making the film, I used to hardly get any time to come home…(thanks to) late night shootings and all. One day, he had come over to the studio,” the 48-year-old said.
However, Shah Rukh Khan has been promoting his film ‘Happy New Year’ all around the world, and now when it has crossed has the 100-crore mark, the actor is unable to enjoy its success as he’s down with fever and cold. The 48-year-old actor used Twitter to share the news about his illness with his fans.
“Down with cold and fever. Can’t smell a thing, not even the success. Can see it… feel it… read it… waiting to smell it! Thanks all for loving ‘HNY’,’ Shah Rukh tweeted. In addition to it, Shah Rukh recently suffered a minor knee sprain during the promotions of ‘Happy New Year’. The actor has begun filming for Yash Raj Films next production ‘Fan’ to be directed by Maneesh Sharma.