Johar’s KANK tops foreign films in UK in ’06


    MUMBAI: Karan Johar’s Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna (KANK), which was released globally last year, is amongst the four top grossing foreign language films that were released in the UK last year.


    The data has been compiled by the UK Film Council’s Research and Statistics Unit.


    KANK starred Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta along with Amitabh Bachchan and Kirron Kher.


    According to data released by the UK Film Council, Spain’s entry for the Oscar this year Volver was the top grossing foreign language film in the UK last year.


    Second in like was this year’s Best Foreign Language Film of the Year winner at the Oscars – Pan’s Labyrinth from Mexico. KANK from India was third in line and was followed by Hidden from France.


    A total of 171 foreign language films in 29 languages were released in the UK last year, which comprised 33.9 per cent of all films. The total UK box office collections of these foreign films in the UK were £29.8 million.