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'Simmba' crosses Rs 350 crore mark in 16 days worldwide

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Ranveer Singh-starrer "Simmba" has collected over Rs 350 crores at the global box office within 16 days of its release.

According to the makers, the film is on a record-breaking spree and now ranks among the top 10 Bollywood domestic box office hits of all time.

The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment in association with Dharma Productions and Picturez.

Directed by Rohit Shetty, Ranveer plays a corrupt cop, Sangram 'Simmba' Bhalerao in the film, who chooses the righteous path after a life-changing event.

With "Simmba", Shetty has become the first to have eight consecutive films enter the Rs 100 crore net domestic box office club. He is the second in with three films to enter the Rs 200 crore club, according to the makers.

"It feels incredible to see the excitement and fabulous response of the audience for 'Simmba' in cinema halls everywhere. I am happy with the appreciation the film is garnering," the said in a statement.

Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment thanked his partners and Singh for "creating a hugely entertaining film that has delivered great joy to audiences through the holiday season and beyond".

Dharma's Johar called the film "officially our biggest hit".

"'Simmba' marks the beginning of a solid professional bond between Rohit and me," the said.

Also featuring Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Siddharth Jadhav, and Ajay Devgn, the film hit the screens on December 28.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 13:50 IST