Krrish 3 smashes Avengers' record

Navdeep Kaur Marwah

New Delhi, Aug. 18 -- The official trailer of Hrithik Roshan's upcoming film Krrish 3 has broken the record of being the most-viewed video on YouTube for a Bollywood film. Not only this, the trailer has also broken the record of upcoming Hollywood films Avengers 2 and Thor 2. Launched on August 5, Krrish 3 trailer got around 48 lakh views in the first 3 days and crossed 70 lakh views in 6 days.

At the time of going to press the number of views was over 1 crore 33 lakh. While the views of Avengers 2 trailers were around 60 lakh and Thor 2 had been viewed by over 32 lakh people. "I'm delighted with the response to the teaser. I am glad I can serve my audience with something to aspire for, something inspiring," Hrithik says.

The film also stars Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi and Kangana Ranaut, but while Priyanka has a blink-and-miss appearance in the trailer, Vivek has not been shown at all. Explaining the reason, director Rakesh Roshan says, "It's a conscious decision. We want to keep the focus on the fact that Krrish is back. We'll reveal other characters slowly and steadily."

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.