In the year 2023, Shah Rukh Khan's films "Pathaan" and "Jawaan" garnered extensive attention, earning more than 1000 crores. The movies received immense love and appreciation.
However, when it comes to box office collections, it's noteworthy that the record had already been broken seven years ago. Yes, in 2016, Aamir Khan's film, 'Dangal' achieved such a remarkable feat that remains unmatched till today – crossing the 2000-crore mark.
The success story of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters reached new heights when it was brilliantly portrayed on the big screen by Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanya Malhotra.
Made on a modest budget of only 90 crores, the film went on to achieve a staggering worldwide gross of 2051 crores. The domestic net collection of the film stood at an impressive 387 crores. The film was rightfully hailed as an all-time blockbuster.
Due to its exceptional performance at the box office, the film became the first Bollywood movie to surpass both the 1000-crore and 2000-crore marks in worldwide collections.
According to IMDb, after its release in China, "Dangal" surpassed "Baahubali 2" to become the highest-grossing Indian film in the history of Indian cinema, earning over 2000 crores.
It is noteworthy that for this film, Aamir Khan and director Nitesh Tiwari reportedly conducted auditions for 3000 girls to find the perfect actresses for the roles of Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat, the two daughters of Mahavir Singh Phogat.
Eventually, these roles landed in the capable hands of Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh.