Baahubali 2 vs Dangal box-office collection: Aamir Khan’s film beats SS Rajamouli’s epic

first_imgIndia’s most anticipated film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which released on April 28, opened to phenomenal response from fans. So much so that Baahubali 2 became the first Indian film to enter the prestigious Rs 1000-crore club. While Baahubali 2 continues its dream run at the box office even on its fifth week, superstar Aamir Khan’s Dangal has reportedly beaten the records set by SS Rajamouli’s film.As per box-office figures, Dangal has earned Rs 1743 crore worldwide, while Baahubali 2 has netted Rs 1530 crore.With its WW gross collections, #AamirKhan’s #Dangal has officially beaten #Baahubali2 at the box-office. Well deserved success ?????? pic.twitter.com/R7b8cUZxc7- Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) May 25, 2017It must be noted that Aamir Khan’s wrestling drama Dangal received overwhelming response in China and has earned Rs 810 crore. Dangal’s theme of battling patriarchy, gender bias and excellence in sports has struck a chord with the Chinese people. At a recent media interaction, Aamir Khan asked viewers to not compare Baahubali 2 and Dangal as they’re two different and ‘good’ films.#Dangal WW GBOC (Till May 25th 2017):#China – ? 810 Crs#Taiwan – ? 31 Crs (US$ 4.72 M)RoW – ? 744 CrsTotal – ? 1,585 Crs- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 26, 2017On the other hand, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was particularly praised for its breathtaking visuals and a gripping plot.#Baahubali2 becomes the 1st Indian Movie to do ? 1,000 Cr Nett in #IndiaHindi – ? 481 CrsTelugu, Tamil & Mal (Incl ROI too) – ? 520 Crs- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 24, 2017Reports also suggest that Baahubali 2 will soon hit the screens in China. When that happens, the Prabhas-starrer is expected to fetch more moolah for the producers.advertisementLots of speculation about #Baahubali2 release in China… The update: #Baahubali2 makers have started the process of releasing in China…- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 25, 2017Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan star in pivotal roles in this instalment of Baahubali too.ALSO READ: Dangal Movie ReviewALSO READ: Baahubali 2 Movie ReviewWATCH: Prabhas & Rana Daggubati talk about their ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2last_img read more

Maharashtra: Govt hands over prime sports complex to private company for management

first_imgAt a time when Mumbai is short of open spaces and play grounds for sports enthusiasts, a huge sports complex in Dharavi, belonging to the state govt, has been transferred to a private company for management, a move which has evoked angry reactions.The Dharavi Sports Complex, also known as the Rajeev Gandhi Sports Complex, is spread over 3 acres of land and was built at the cost of Rs 21 crore. The complex has state-of-the-art facilities for sports including swimming, cricket, tennis.Situated at a very convenient location, the complex was considered as a boon not only for sports enthusiasts but also for children especially in a space starved central Mumbai.But citing losses to run the sports complex, the state govt has now decided to hand over the complex to a private company for operations in spite of strong objections from the sports officials.Documents with India Today show that Sudhir More, the Assistant Joint Director of the Sports and Youth welfare department had written to the state govt on April 16 raising strong objections. In his letter More says,”Sports complexes in rest of Maharashtra are financially self-sustainable. But in a crowded city like Mumbai, it is running into losses. This clearly indicates inefficiency on the part of the officials. There are detailed directives by the Directorate and if followed, the Sports complex can run into profit. It looks like the decision to privatise the complex is taken to benefit private interests and Sports Directorate is strongly against it.”As part of the handover, the private company will get 50% of the income and 50% will be shared with the state government.advertisementSpeaking on the matter, a spokesperson of the NCP Nawab Malik said, “This sports complex was built during our regime for training poor children. But now the state govt is transferring this property to a private builder. We are strongly against it and demand that it should be cancelled. And if at all the government plans to do it, tenders should have been invited with details of how much investment and income is expected. But they have sidelined the procedure and handed over the contract to a builder who is close to the chief minister. This is a loot of govt money.”Despite the opposition, the state government is defending its decision.”Most of the district sports complexes are running in losses. As far as Dharavi Sports Complex is concerned, apart from the swimming pool, all other activities had more or less stopped. The facilities are in shambles. So to bear the cost of the maintenance, the decision of privatisation was taken. We will take care that the poorest of poor will be able to use the facilities and are not deprived of it,” Vinod Tawde, Sports Minister of the State said.Meanwhile , the opposition has threatened that if the government does not withdraw the decision, they will not hesitate to move to the court against it.Also Read | 7th Pay Commission: Maharashtra to spend Rs 52,000 crore on pay hike for employeesAlso Watch | Maharashtra govt defends arrest of rights activists; Mamata govt ignored warnings about Kolkata bridge’s condition; morelast_img read more