Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are back together with Rohit Shetty's comedy Chennai Express after five years.
Deepika Padukone aces the south-Indian look.
Deepika Padukone in a still from Chennai Express.
Deepika Padukone plays the daughter of a don in Chennai Express.
Deepika Padukone and SRK in a still from Chennai Express.
Rohit Shetty has shot his Shah Rukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express in scenic locations.
Produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment banner, Chennai Express is slated for theatrical release on August 8, 2013.
Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sathyaraj, Manorama, Nikitin Dheer and Rani Mukherji feature in Chennai Express. Priyamani too features in an item song in the ...
Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Chennai Express.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khanstarrer Chennai Express has broken all box office records in Pakistan's biggest city after its release at the Eid weekend on August 9.
The action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty also stars Deepika Padukone.
"There is no doubt that Chennai Express has become the biggest box office hit from India since the government allowed screening of Indian movies in the country," Mohammad Qadri the media spokesman for IMGC told PTI.
IMGC is the biggest distribution company in Pakistan with its offices based in Lahore and it imports Indian films via Dubai.
Qadri said that since its release in just eight screens in Karachi, Chennai Express had grossed over 40 million rupees and the figure was mounting.
"I can't give the exact figures now but the initial estimate of ticket sales for the week since its release Chennai Express has grossed over 40 million rupees. The figure will be higher when the final figures of ticket sales for all over Pakistan are available by Monday," Qadri said.
The previous record for highest grossing movie from India was held by Salman Khan's Dabangg in Karachi.
Qadri said due to the high demand for tickets the cinema owners had also hiked up prices for Chennai Express and in some areas it was being screened in five to six shows in a day.
"Clearly the Pakistani people enjoy the movies of Shah Rukh Khan and its ticket sales exceeded expectations and it did much better than all the other Eid releases including some Pakistani movies and the Hollywood blockbuster, Wolverine."
Pakistani film critics have also described the film as an entertaining time pass and one critic wrote, "The Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer is an aesthetically selected evolution of the Dabangg genre."