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Absolutely incredible: Ayushmann on 'Andhadhun' crossing Rs 200 cr mark in China

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

"Andhadhun" star is happy with the film's over Rs 200 crore haul at the box office in and the says the feat will always remain a "memorable" moment for him.

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the thriller drama features Ayushmann, and

The film, which released in under the title "Piano Player", breached the Rs 200 crore mark within 13 days.

"As an artiste it's always extremely satisfying to see a film not only receiving appreciation from audiences but also delivering big at the box office. I'm thrilled with the fabulous response that 'Andhadhun' has received first in and now in China," the said in a statement.

Ayushmann said the film's achievement has reinstated his faith in the fact that "universal stories will always have a bigger reach".

"It's absolutely incredible to see the run that is having in and having a 200 crore feat in the country will always be memorable for me personally," he said.

"has given the world a thriller that is keeping everyone on the edge of their seats and language is not being a barrier. Thus, 'Andhadhun' has passed the true test for cinema given its universal appeal," he added.

According to the makers, it is the fifth highest grossing Indian film in China after "Dangal", "Secret Superstar", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", and "Hindi Medium".

"We had no idea that our little 'experimental film' would travel so much. Experimental doesn't mean no fun. The film, I learn, is screening in both subtitled and dubbed versions in different screens. My whole team is super thrilled," Raghavan said.

The critically-acclaimed film, produced by Sanjay Routray's Matchbox Pictures, ran successfully for over 75 days, earning over Rs 100 crore after its release in October 2018 back home in

Last week, "Andhadhun" opened the Indian Film Festival of (IFFLA) and also received a standing ovation in the presence of Tabu, Raghavan and Routray.

"This April has been especially exciting for all of us at Matchbox Pictures. We are overjoyed that his (Raghavan) vision and our film is being celebrated across the world now," added.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 12:05 IST