With Khiladi 786 staying stable in the second weekend as well, the box office prospects of the film have soared further. While it had earlier seemed that the film would go just a little over the 70 crore mark, early indications are that 75 crores coming in is a possibility. No wonder, composer/singer/producer/actor Himesh Reshammiya was seen in a joyous mood as he celebrated the film’s success with the Comedy Circus gang.
Informs a source, “The party saw Sohail Khan, Archana Puran Singh and the entire Comedy Circus participants like Krishna Abhishek, Sudesh Kapil, Purbi Joshi and others joining in. When they prodded him to celebrate in his characteristic manner, Himesh was quick to oblige and came up with an impromptu jig that involved a medley of his 25 straight hits from Khiladi 786, Son Of Sardaar, OMG Oh My God!, Bol Bachchan and Bodyguard.”
He was also happy to credit Akshay Kumar for the film’s success.
“Himesh went on record to state all over again that it was Akshay Kumar who was the real ‘khiladi’ in the whole scheme of affairs,” informs a close associate of Himesh.
With domestic box office expected to cross 75 crores, satellite rights bringing in another 30 crores, music rights fetching 5 crore and more expected from overseas and video rights, Himesh has all the reasons to rejoice. As for Akshay Kumar, he has moved on already and is now looking at an exciting year ahead with Special Chabbis, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, Boss and Thuppaki remake occupying his schedule.
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