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‘Ae Dil’ is Ranbir Kapoor’s second biggest hit

Controversial film’s distributors say audiences have loved the Karan Johar film

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is actor Ranbir Kapoor’s second biggest hit so far, the film’s makers claim.

The romantic drama, directed by Karan Johar, was hit by controversy due to the film featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. It also features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.

Co-produced by Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios, the film also features a cameo by Shah Rukh Khan.

According to a statement issued by the film’s makers, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil made Rs1.1 billion (Dh60 million) in India and $12.4 million (Dh45.5 million) overseas.

Kapoor’s highest grossing film is 2013’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which made Rs1.8 billion in India.

Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios, said: “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has had an amazing run at the box office and we are thrilled to know that this has become the second biggest hit of Ranbir Kapoor.”

Singh is happy with the way the film was received by movie buffs.

“Karan Johar’s directorial has become a huge hit because of the love the audiences have showered on the content of the movie and we are glad to be partners with him in making cinema that stands out,” he added.

This might come as a respite for Kapoor, who had setbacks with Bombay Velvet, Roy and Besharam. The actor will next be seen in Jagga Jasoos.