Bollywood

Sajid Khan hits hattrick with Housefull 2

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 13, 2012 06:34 IST
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    Jacqueline Fernandez arrives at the world premiere of Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen at the Resort World Sentosa in Singapore on April 3. (Reuters Photo)

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    Shazahn Padamsee smiles for a pose at the world premiere of Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen. (Reuters Photo)

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    John Abraham and Akshay Kumar share a light moment. (Reuters Photo)

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    Asin Thottumkal speaks as she arrives for the premiere. (AP Photo)

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    John Abraham interacts during the event. (AP Photo)

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    Jacqueline Fernandez looks dazzling in white. (AP Photo)

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    Shazahn looks pretty in a red dress. (AP Photo)

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    Rishi Kapoor with director Sajid Khan. (AP Photo)

Director Sajid Khan hits hattrick with Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen, which has grossed Rs 72 crore worldwide and become the second biggest opening of the year after Agneepath, which earned Rs.75 crore.

Released Friday, the film, co-produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, grossed Rs 57 crore in India and Rs.15 crore overseas so far.

"Despite releasing during the IPL cricket frenzy, Housefull 2 has opened well in theatres across India. With its strong weekend performance, we believe Housefull 2 has also lived up to its name like predecessor," Nandu Ahuja, senior vice president, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd, said in a statement.

Sajid Khan's last two directorial ventures - Heyy Babyy and Housefull - were huge hits.

A sequel to 2010 release Housefull, the film's cast is called dirty dozen that comprises of Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan and Shahzan Padamsee. It also features veteran actors Mithun Chakraborty, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Boman Irani.

 

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