Film is ‘biggest Bollywood film ever at UK Box Office’
My Name is Khan has broken another record after becoming the biggest Bollywood film ever at the UK Box Office.
The film, directed by Karan Johar and starring Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol, has grossed over £2.5m in the UK.
It surpasses the previous record set by Kabhi Khushie Kabhie Gham in 2001. Ironically the film was also directed by Karan Johar and starred Shahrukh and Kajol.
My Name is Khan was released across 91 sites across the UK by Twentieth Century Fox last month.
Karan Johar said: “I am thrilled that with My Name is Khan we have raised the bar for box office performance in UK by going past the previous record which also happens to be my film. The Fox team believed in the film and got behind it which helped us set new benchmarks for Bollywood in the UK.”
Director of Sales at Twentieth Century Fox, Andrew Turner, added: “We always thought we had a chance of becoming the biggest opening Bollywood Film ever, but to also become the No. 1 UK Bollywood Film of all time, is a tremendous achievement and proud moment for everyone involved. We have been most fortunate to have had full support and access from all of the talent and that our film has been so well received from the UK fans and general audiences.”
My Name is Khan reunited screen legends Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on screen for the first time since Kabhi Khushie Kabhie Gham.
The film tells the story of a Muslim man from India, living with Asperger’s Syndrome, whose idyllic life in California with a Hindu single mother is torn apart in the shadow of 9/11.