So which one is bigger Chennai Express or Krrish 3? While the parties immediately concerned maintain a diplomatic silence, there is most certainly a box office battle on between the two biggies of 2013.
Sources say the Chennai Express bash thrown this week by a television channel was planned out of the blue when Krrish 3 threatened to become much bigger than expected.
Says the source, "There was no occasion for the celebration. High TRP ratings for the television premiere of Chennai Express toh party ka bahaana tha. Actually it's a show of strength at a time when Krrish 3 opened much bigger than expected and went on to join the 100-crore club in the first 5 days. The Chennai Express team needed some quick attention-grabbing tactic."
Now the Krrish 3 team is gearing up for what a part of the film's core team describes as the "bash of the century"
Says the source, "It would be the mother of all parties. Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan want to celebrate not just the success of Krrish 3 but their unbroken string of successes over the years. It would be a bash where everyone who is someone from the field of entertainment, sports and politics would attend."
When contacted, Rakesh Roshan admitted something is being planned. "Maybe after the second week when we'd know exactly where our film stands. But let me tell you, every day is a celebration for us."
About Krrish 3 out-shining Chennai Express at the box office Rakesh Roshan says, "I am not in competition with any other film. Let the merit of my film speak for itself."