‘Baahubali’ becomes the highest opener: Karan Johar

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is presenting the Hindi version of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali: The Beginning”, is elated with the response of the film and says that it is the highest opening of any movie.

The 43-year-old, who has associated with Rajamouli for the first time, took to Twitter on Saturday to acknowledge his work.

“Unanimous critical acclaim and applause from across the country!! @ssrajamouli is the man of the moment and beyond…#Baahubali,” Johar posted in a series of tweets.

“#Baahubali SHATTERS all box office records and emerges as the highest opener ever! Record day 1 even for a dubbed film…phenomenal,” he added.

“Baahubali: The Beginning”, the first part in a two-part war drama, which released on Friday, collected Rs.60 crore on its opening day itself.

In US alone, the film minted a whopping Rs.15 crore.

Produced by Arka Media Works, “Baahubali: The Beginning” released in over 4,000 screens in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.

Featuring an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani and Sudeep, “Baahubali: The Beginning” is Rajamouli’s first official release in Hindi.

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