Ranbir Kapoor has never before taken his career so seriously and has blatantly disclosed his plans to become the "number one" in Bollywood during a recent interview with a leading daily. Ranbir reportedly posed a direct threat to none other than the king of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan. SRK on the other hand has left no stone unturned to ensure that his latest release, Chennai Express, had the biggest ever release for a Bollywood film with 3500 screens in India and 700 plus screens abroad.
But now Ranbir has finally overturned SRK's numbers with his latest flick 'Besharam', which will be be releasing in atleast 3600 screens in India, making it the biggest release in Hindi film history till date. The race to capture the most number of screens has become a preferred device of Bollywood these days as the number of theatres has a direct impact on the first day collection of the film.
Utpal Acharya, Distribution Head of Reliance Entertainment, gave a thumbs up to the news and told a leading daily, "Yes, 'Besharam' will be the largest release till date, both in India and abroad. I am looking at 3600 plus screens. I had planned for 4000 screens but Pawan Kalyan's Telugu film 'Attarintiki Daredi' which releases today has a got a phenomenal response in advance booking. That takes away some screens which I had planned in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala."
Acharya added, "I am very confident of 'Besharam', it is a full family commercial entertainer and more the screens, more the revenue."