‘Dhobi Ghat’ made double the money it had cost: Aamir

Thursday, February 3, 2011

MUMBAI - Aamir Khan is excited that Kiran Rao’s directorial debut Dhobi Ghat, which he produced and acted in, has unexpectedly fared well at the box office and earned double the amount invested in it.

I am very happy with ‘Dhobi Ghat’ collection. Films like ‘Dhobi Ghat’ are really breaking grounds. It’s a very unusual film and the kind of business it has done is huge for this kind of film. The kind of budget the film was made at, it’s a very successful film. It made double the money it had cost us to make the film, said Aamir Wednesday at a press conference.

Set in Mumbai,”Dhobi Ghat”, made with a budget of Rs.50 million ($1 million), earned Rs.93 million in the first two days.

Kiran roped in newcomers Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, one-film-old Prateek Babbar along with her veteran husband to show the city in its true colours through these four character who come from very different backgrounds.

Aamir expected extreme reactions for the film from audience.

I am also very happy with the response because I always felt that there would be two kinds of responses for ‘Dhobi Ghat’. There would be people who would just not get the film, who won’t understand it, who won’t know why we made it, and there will be people who would really love it as it would touch them, said Aamir.

Asked if he would be doing more films like Dhobi Ghat, he said: Of course, definitely. I want to make all kinds of films. Along with big mainstream films like ‘Dhoom 3′ or one I am doing with Reema (Kagti) and along with that I would love to make social films like ‘Peepli Live’ or ‘Taare Zameen Par’ or ‘Dhobi Ghat’, which are absolutely different kinds of films.

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