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'Dangal' beats 'PK'

With "Dangal" registering a collection of Rs 345.3 crore, Bollywood star Aamir Khan has created a new record for the highest Hindi grosser, beating the business of his own movie "PK". The film's makers are overwhelmed. The sports drama film, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, took a leaf out of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat's real life."Dangal", which released on December 23 last year, collected Rs 14.33 crore on January 8, taking the cumulative total to Rs 345.3 crore (nett India box office), read a statement issued on behalf of the makers. Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India, said: "'Dangal' is an extremely special film for us at Disney, Aamir Khan and the entire cast and crew of the film. This is our ninth film with Aamir Khan, and with 'Dangal' we've broken our own record of 'PK'. Aamir has set new benchmarks with each of his movies."

 
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