'Chennai Express' scores high as movie-on-demand

Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express", which logged over Rs.200 crore at the box office, has also scored high on the movie-on-demand service of direct-to-home operator DishTV.

"Chennai Express" was offered by DishTV to its users starting Sep 25, and the entertainer replicated its roaring box office success, on this platform too.

The volume of orders broke all previous records for "largest number of orders for any single title" on the movie-on-demand platform.

"Shah Rukh Khan's unique ability to connect with fans across all age groups and in all parts of the country worked as a huge catalyst in redefining the dynamics of movie viewing on movie-on-demand, and in achieving this breakthrough viewership," Salil Kapoor, chief operational officer, DishTV, said in a statement.

"We look forward to building this synergy of entertainment with more such more such big titles from the superstar to delight our subscribers," added Kapoor.

Directed by Rohit Shetty, the mass entertainer also features Deepika Padukone. The movie managed to cross the Rs.100 crore mark within its opening weekend itself.

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Much ado about nothing: Big B on meeting Salman

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds nothing eyebrow-raising about meeting and talking to actor Salman Khan, who is his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai's former boyfriend.

Just earlier this week, Amitabh happened to meet Salman and Tabu at a studio here, and he enquired about Salman's health.

"I keep meeting him (Salman). He was shooting next to my studio, and so we met. I had also heard that he was not well, so I thought will ask him about his health," Amitabh, who turned 71 Friday, told reporters here.

Amitabh informed his fans about his chance meeting with the "Dabangg" star via Twitter.

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Save country's heritage sites, appeals Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar, who is in Hyderabad to promote his forthcoming film "Boss", visited famous heritage site Charminar. He has appealed to the countrymen to save the rich cultural heritage of the nation.

After looking at the graffiti-filled walls of the monument, the actor appealed to people to save heritage sites from such destruction, said a source close to the "Khiladi" star.

He urged people to talk to each other through SMS, calls or letters and to avoid writing on the walls. He believes it is everyone's duty to preserve these monuments.

"Boss", directed by Anthony D'souza, also stars Shiv Pandit, Aditi Rao Hydari, Danny Denzongpa, Ronit Roy and Johnny Lever. It is releasing Oct 16.

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