Aamir Khan-starrer PK has become the first film to touch the Rs.300-crore mark in its box office earning in domestic markets. According to Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh, the social satire which invited ire from several religious groups became the first Bollywood film to enter the Rs.300-cr club.
“I had never in my wildest dreams thought this film will cross these numbers. It reinforces faith that content is king. We can continue making films we believe in. The messages I get are overwhelming. People are watching the film over and over again. It’s humbling,” the director said in a statement.
The Rajkumar Hirani directed alien drama has been in the news for more than one reason. Soon after its release on Dec 19, the movie landed in a huge controversy, courtesy its sensitive content. Several Hindu outfits including Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad slammed PK for being anti-Hindu and demanded immediate ban. Theatres showing PK were also vandalised in some cities including Delhi, while Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir khan have been slapped with FIRs and PILs.
However, people from all walks of life have liked the film for its entertainment value and social message. Even, in its third week the film is running to packed houses.