Mumbai, Mar 6 (TruthDive): Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger is now set to rock Japanese box office, after making wonderful collection across theatres in India and other overseas markets.
Ek Tha Tiger has a storyline of a love affair between an Indian RAW agent and a Pakistani ISI spy. The movie had Katrina Kaif paired with Salman Khan and was released on August 15 on Eid last year and was declared the biggest hit of 2012. The movie has earned Rs 199.3 crore in India and approximately Rs 59.63 crore overseas.
Taran Adarsh, film trade analyst lately tweeted, “2012 is significant year for YRF. ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ Worldwide business Rs 258.93 cr + JTHJ Worldwide business Rs 150.41 cr [still counting] = Rs 409.34 cr.” He also tweeted that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ will be released in Japan along with the subtitles in 2013.
Later it was decided, instead of screening the original print with subtitles, the makers have decided to dub it into Japanese.
Kabir Khan, director of the Ek Tha Tiger tweeted, “Flying to Tokyo… for the release of #EkThaTiger in Japan. I can’t wait to see Salman speaking Japanese on screen :-)… I will be travelling to Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo for interviews & publicity. Looking forward to it (sic),”.
The commercial release of Ek Tha Tiger in Japan is set on March 7. Kabir Khan tweeted, “the Tokyo premiere is on the 7th. Before that I’m in Osaka & Kyoto.”
Kabir Khan is accompanying YRF team as Salman Khan is busy shooting for his upcoming home production flick, Mental, in Dubai, while Katrina Kaif is all set to begin shooting for her next flick titled “Bang Bang,” the Hindi remake of Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz starrer “Knight and Day”, with Hrithik Roshan.
Reports say Ek Tha Tiger is the first Bollywood big movie to be officially released on a commercial basis in Japan.