Rakesh Roshan has time and again maintained that his latest release Krrish 3 starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra has grossed Rs. 500 crores. People and the media have blamed Rakesh Roshan for inflating the numbers and hence his son and male lead of Krrish 3 has issued a press release stating that the film has fetched Rs. 299 crore nett!
Krrish 3 was one of the biggest hits of 2013. The cast and crew members had not left out anything in the making or the promotions to ensure that the film is a sure shot hit. Well, hit it was! However, the buzz doing the rounds now is that Rakesh Roshan had purposely given inflated numbers to the media. However, Hrithik Roshan cleared all these doubts by issuing a press release.
Within a week of Rakesh Roshan declaring to the media that Krrish 3 had collected Rs. 500 crore, a few trade analysts and even industry insiders began questioning the authenticity of his claims. However, Rakesh Roshan stood by his claim saying that it's impossible to exaggerate or inflate box office collections. He had further said that he has been getting updates from distributors, exhibitors and theatre owners and hence the figures are full proof.
The press release issued by Hrithik Roshan said,"Krrish 3 has done a business of about 244 cr India and around 55 cr overseas. I wonder who these people are who have been so affected by these numbers and my success. Are they the ones I call my friends I wonder? I would like to tell them that they need not ever be insecure about another man's success cause all they need to do is concentrate on their own hard work which in turn will help them achieve what they want.
Some from the industry and certain sections of the media are hell-bent on putting me, my father and Krrish 3 down. I have maintained my silence until now but these derogatory manipulations need to stop.
In the meantime stop manipulating the press! Believe in karma. As my father and I do. And one last thing about my father and me as a team - WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN!"