SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion achieved yet another milestone on Sunday as it became the first Indian film to cross the Rs 1000-crore box office mark. The announcement was made by producer-director Karan Johar who posted on Twitter that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has become the first Indian film to gross Rs 1,000 crore. “The biggest milestone has been reached by the biggest blockbuster of Indian cinema!!!! #1000croreBaahubali @ssrajamouli,” wrote Johar, alongside the poster of the film.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 7, 2017
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 7, 2017
Along with this the film also became the fastest Hindi movie to earn Rs 300 cr, revealed Hindi movie critic and analyst Taran Adarsh through his tweet today. Reacting to this historic achievement, Prabhas who gave life to the character of Baahubali wrote an emotional post and said he cannot thank director SS Rajamouli enough for giving him a character of a lifetime like Baahubali. “To all my fans, a big hug to each one of you for all the love that you all have showered on me. I have tried my best to go through a lot of the efforts that you all have put to express your affection for me from different parts of India and even overseas. I am truly overwhelmed with everything. “The journey of ‘Baahubali’ has been a long one but among the few things that I will take away from this, is all of you. Lots of love back to you all,” wrote Prabhas, reported PTI.
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Adarsh also shared a break of records broken by the movie so far:
Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 2
₹ 100 cr: Day 3
₹ 150 cr: Day 4
₹ 200 cr: Day 6
₹ 250 cr: Day 8
₹ 300 cr: Day 10
Meanwhile, film’s writer and SS Rajamouli’s father K V Vijayendra Prasad told PTI, “People are ready to see a film irrespective of who has made it and who is in it. This kind of response encourages several people to tell stories as there are people to support them. The film has set the bar in every which way and I am very happy about that,” said Prasad who helmed both the parts of the magnum opus. “We had a gut feeling that the second part will be a bigger hit than the first part. But it will be this big is something that we hadn’t thought.”