‘Chennai Express’ registers hit, Shahrukh can’t stop smiling


Shahrukh Khan’s happiness knew no bounds as his Eid release ‘Chennai Express’ saw a grand opening with 80-90% occupancy. Being an Eid holiday, in almost all the cinema halls of India hanged the housefull board and thrilled with the initial response of the movie, Shahrukh Khan says he can’t stop smiling. He thanked his fans for the overwhelming response of the movie.

"I can't stop smiling. Till the time I don't stop smiling, the excitement won't settle down," Shahrukh said at a press conference held here Friday.

The conference was held at the compound of Mannat and was also attended by ‘Chennai Express’ director Rohit Shetty

SRK said that he is happy with the initial response, but he wants to wait for some more days to see how far the film goes.

"It is nice that the film is doing well. I want to wait for three to four days. I am happy that people have liked the film and it has opened well," he said.

However, he didn't know how much the film has made at the box-office.

"I don't know how much (business) it has done till now. I just woke up. If a big film releases, I try to refrain for at least two to three days (from counting the collections)," he said.

Shahrukh Khan added that the film has a message and basically women are portrayed in a positive way.

"The film has a message, but it is not on the face. The film is a made up story. She (The female character played by Deepika Padukone) is a strong woman who runs away from home. We have made a point in the film without making a point of it," he said.

The background of the movie is South Indian, and it has many Tamil dialogues sans subtitles. SRK maintains, "The idea was to show the audience what the hero is going through. Also, love has no language. If we start explaining, then the point is lost. It will spoil the creativity," he added.


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