The screams from eager female fans could be heard for a full 10 minutes before the arrival of Hrithik Roshan and his father Rakesh Roshan, who were in town to celebrate the success of their magnum opus 'Krrish 3' on Monday afternoon. Pandemonium broke out and the flashbulbs went crazy as they arrived, dressed simply yet stylishly.
A huge fan of the film is none other than Illayathalapathy Vijay, who unfortunately could not be present, as he was busy shooting for his film Jilla. However, he had a message for Hrithik, which was read out by his publicist which stated, “I have watched 'Krrish 3' along with my family and my sons especially loved the film. The kind of technology and CG prowess used in the film is nothing short of Hollywood standards. As soon as I saw the film, I congratulated Rakeshji on his effort.”
Krrish’s south connect is not limited to Vijay alone. Cinematographer Tirru, the man behind those breathtaking frames in the film was also present on the occasion. “I am very happy to be associated with this film. The entire credit of the success goes to two people — Rakeshji and Hrithik. Rakeshji has been a part of over 60 films, but still works with the energy and enthusiasm of an 18 year old. He comes to the sets at 7 am for a 9 am shoot and ensures everything is on schedule. Hrithik is one step further. He comes in at 5 am, finishes his workout and then helps his father. It is this kind of dedication that is inspiring and has contributed to the success of the film,” he says.
The film has raked in over Rs 230 crore at the BO, and that is just in the first two weeks — surpassing the record set by 'Chennai Express'. Rakesh Roshan, who has directed the film, said, “We started with 68 prints in the first week and then increased the number of prints to 99 in the second week. This is the first time, we are increasing the number of prints this drastically post the release of the film in the city.”
The real hero of the afternoon was, of course, Hrithik Roshan, who obligingly smiled and waved to the crowds. “Being 'Krrish' has been a big journey for me. His principles, his moral values and simply the way he looks at life has taught me a lot and made me a stronger person. If we can all imbibe even five per cent of his values, then we can all be better human beings.” After Shah Rukh Khan’s tryst with Tamil characters in films like 'Chennai Express' and 'Ra One', would we ever see Hrithik speak in Tamil? “I will talk in Tamil in my very next film,” declared the actor proudly, who also revealed that the superwomen in his life were his mother and his wife. Signing off with a warm nandri, Hrithik said, he “would gladly do a Tamil film” — were it to come his way.
The film is being released and marketed by Shibu, of Thameens Release, which has in the past distributed many films in Tamil Nadu and Kerala....