DANGAL is an extremely special film for Disney, says Disney India Studios VP
Aamir Khan starrer DANGAL is the Indian box office highest grosser, the inspiring, uplifting on screen adage on women empowerment has made the studio proud. Overwhelmed VP of Disney India Studios Amrita Pandey shares her views on the movies record breaking spree, Disney’s wonderful association with Aamir Khan and more.
“DANGAL is an extremely special film for us, It epitomizes what we aim to achieve through our movies – wholesome family entertainment with such a strong emotional connect and the telling of a story that we strongly believe in.”
With DANGAL, Disney India has achieved the rare feat of churning top grossers both in Bollywood and Hollywood both. Till now DANGAL has earned 349.65 cr Nett while Disney India’s Hollywood film THE JUNGLE BOOK netted 188 crs.
Speaking on the wonderful association with Aamir Khan with which the studio that includes cult like RANG DE BASANTI, DELHI BELLY, PK, and DANGAL Amrita says, “DANGAL is an extremely special film for us at Disney, Aamir Khan and the entire cast and crew of the film. This is our 9th film with Aamir Khan and with DANGAL we’ve broke our own record of PK. DANGAL epitomizes what we aim to achieve through our movies – wholesome family entertainment with such a strong emotional connect and the telling of a story that we strongly believe in.'
Glad that Disney’s employee Divya Rao’s seed of thought inspired from a small article on Phogat’s resulted in this film Amrita further adds, “When our team came across the inspirational story of the Phogat’s, we truly believed this was a story we had to tell. The overwhelming love that audiences have showered on the film, the outstanding response at the Box Office, in India and internationally - reinstates our belief in a good story. This is a special and big win for the entire cast and crew and team on DANGAL- the director Nitesh Tiwari, the writers, all the actors, the casting director Mukesh Chabbra, the music composer Pritam, the lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and of course Aamir Khan! Aamir has set new benchmarks with each of his movies.”
“DANGAL is breaking and setting new distribution circuit benchmarks all over India, in centers in key south markets, in Delhi, UP, Punjab, Rajasthan & CI. Even in key international markets like North America and Australia, DANGAL is setting new benchmarks. In fact in North America, the movie is set to be the highest grossing foreign language movie for 2016! DANGAL is also the highest performing Hindi movie dubbed in Tamil language, beating the previous record of THE JUNGLE BOOK”, she continues.
“With both, THE JUNGLE BOOK and DANGAL bookending 2016, this is indeed a special win for us!” Amrita concludes.