On Monday, Aamir Khan's wrestling-drama, Dangal, crossed the unprecedented Rs. 2000 crore in global box-office receipts.
The film, a co-production between Aamir Khan and Disney surpassed all expectations to become the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. It is now the 5th most successful Non-Hollywood film of all time, a feat that no other Indian film has come close to achieving.
When HuffPost reached out to the film's director, Nitesh Tiwari, he was naturally quite overwhelmed.
He said, "It's quite a feeling. Once-in-a-lifetime wali."
Which is probably true.
In a previous interview with this writer, the director had said that it is unlikely that any of his future films will be able to replicate the astonishing success of Dangal.
As of now, how is he processing the film's 2000-crore success?
Said Tiwari, "It's absolutely incredible. It's a very reassuring feeling for me and my team that our work has been loved universally. Dangal's performance all over the world, especially in China, proves that if a film connects with the audience then language is no longer a barrier."
While you may have already seen the film by now, here's a song that still gives goosebumps.
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