Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Fans thronged the entrance of the airport here Wednesday as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and other cast members arrived in the city for a special performance to celebrate the success of their latest offering “Happy New Year” (HNY).
The Farah Khan-directed “Happy New Year”, which released Oct 24, has turned out to be a gold spinner – it minted Rs.108.86 crore in the opening weekend.
SRK is slated to entertain audiences at a show in St. Xavier’s College in the evening. The actor, also the brand ambassador for West Bengal, is scheduled to call on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before the event.
The star tweeted earlier Wednesday: “Off to Kolkata my favourite city. listening to Sharaabi. Here is a new link till things get sorted I guess.”
The heist drama also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.
Attired in black, SRK arrived in style with Farah beside him and was instantly surrounded by a huge crowd of people snapping photos and clamouring for autographs. Ringed by his security detail, he was whisked away in a vehicle.
Sonu and Vivaan are supposed to join SRK during his live act.
Produced by Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. (RCE), the film raked in Rs.104.10 crore in Hindi, dubbed Telugu version grossed Rs.2.92 crore, while Tamil version earned Rs.1.84 crore.
HNY has become the highest opening weekend ranker in Indian films so far.