Deepa Mehta's 'Water' the highest-grossing Hindi language film in North America for 2006 Print E-mail

 Wednesday 21 June 2006 

Deepa Mehta's 'Water' a huge hit in North America

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New York, PTI: Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's controversial film 'Water' has become the highest-grossing Hindi language film in North America for 2006, according to a cinema website tracking movie earnings.

Starring Lisa Ray and John Abraham, the drama about Hindu widow houses in 1930s, has grossed 2.3 million dollars in the United States since its release on April 28 surpassing the 2.2 million dollar gross by Aamir Khan's hit Rang De Basanti which opened on January 27, BoxOfficeGuru reported.

Khan also stars in the third-biggest Hindi hit of the year, Fanaa, which debuted on May 26 and has grossed 1.9 million dollars to date, it said.

Even more impressive, Water's figure includes only ticket sales from the United States while the grosses for the Aamir Khan films include both the U.S. And Canada as they released in both countries simultaneously.