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Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times
February 02, 2014
Priyanka Chopra has finally broken her silence on the controversy surrounding the trade figures of her last release, Krrish 3. While it was reported that the box-office figures for the Hrithik-PeeCee starrer were bloated, she makes it clear that there was no fudge-up. “Kisi flop film ko toh hit nahi banaya tha na (we didn’t turn a flop into a hit, did we?). The question was not whether the film was a hit or not, but how big a hit it was. And ­honestly, even I don’t know that. The fact is that it was a successful film, and that is all that matters. I’ll always be proud of being part of Krrish 3. I am happy that it was well accepted by the audiences,” says the 31-year-old.

This comes after Hrithik’s stern statement against those who claimed that the official ­collections of the 2013 film, given out by Rakesh Roshan (Krissh 3 director and Hrithik’s father), were ­manipulated. “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. Krrish 3 has done a business of about Rs. 244cr in India and around Rs. 55cr overseas,” he had said last month.