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Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ creates history; becomes YRF’s highest grosser in 40 years

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 12 Aug 2016, 20:18:29 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Superstar Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ has already achieved many feats and it just added another feather to its success cap. The movie has become the highest grossing one of Yash raj Films in the history of the production house. YRF has been in operations for over four decades.

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, which released on July 7, has so far collected Rs 585 crore worldwide (domestic - Rs 421 crore and international - Rs 164 crore).

According to a statement from the YRF banner, "Sultan" is now the third highest grossing movie in the history of Indian cinema.

The sports drama film features Salman and Anushka Sharma as wrestlers. In the opening weekend itself, it had crossed the Rs 300 crore-mark worldwide.

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YRF is known for giving Hindi movie buffs a bouquet of romantic and action films since its inception. It was founded by the late Yash Chopra, an iconic filmmaker whose credentials as a director include films such as "Chandni", "Lamhe", "Silsila", "Kabhi Kabhie", "Dil To Pagal Hai" and his last directorial "Jab Tak Hai Jaan".

The present head honcho of the banner is his son Aditya Chopra, who has helmed movies like "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge", "Mohabbatein" and "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi". His next movie is "Befikre", starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor.


With IANS inputs