Aamir Khan is excited that wife Kiran Rao’s directorial debut Dhobi Ghat, which he produced and acted in, has unexpectedly fared well at the box office and earned double the amount invested in it.
“I am very happy with Dhobi Ghat’s collection. It is a very unusual film and the kind of business it has done is huge for this kind of film. It made double the money it had cost us to make the film,” Aamir told reporters at a press conference.
Set in Mumbai, Dhobi Ghat, made with a budget of Rs 5 crore ($1 million), earned Rs 9.3 crore in the first two days. Aamir is also very pleased with audience reaction.
“I am very happy with the response because I always felt that there would be two kinds of responses for Dhobi Ghat. There would be people who would just not get the film, who won’t understand it, who won’t know why we made it, and there will be people who would really love it as it would touch them,” Aamir said.