SRK ecstatic at overwhelming response to 'Chennai Express'
It was bound to happen. After a clash with Akshay Kumar's Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara was averted, Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express was bound to get a thumping response at the box office, at least initially.
Shah Rukh Khan who's produced as well as acted in the film which released on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, on Friday, said that he can't stop smiling thanks to the overwhelming response to the film.
"I can't stop smiling. Till the time I don't stop smiling, the excitement won't settle down," he said at a press conference held in Mumbai.
The conference was held at the compound of his Bandra bungalow Mannat, and he was accompanied by Chennai Express director Rohit Shetty.
SRK said he is happy with the initial response, but he wants to wait a few days to see how the film sustains.
"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 about the film's success in terms of numbers.
"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.
Chennai Express has a positive message for women, and SRK says he is glad it has been able to depict the message in a convincing yet subtle 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 film has several Tamil dialogues, but sans subtitles. It was a conscious decision, SRK said.
"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.
Our review of Chennai Express will be up in the next few days. Meanwhile, have you seen the film? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.
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