Amid reports of hike in ticket prices by makers and distributors of Dhoom 3, superstar Aamir Khan today denied any increase in rates and said they were same as of Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express, which released this year.
Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film starring Aamir, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, is all set to hit cinema houses tomorrow.
There are reports that tickets in multiplexes ranged between Rs 250-500 or even a little more for the action-thriller. And in single screens it ranged from Rs 70-120 and went up till Rs 250-300.
"There is no truth in this (about increase in ticket prices). The price range of Dhoom 3 tickets is same as what it was for Chennai Express... Not even a percent increase is there on ticket prices," Aamir told reporters here.
"The ticket prices change as per shows... Like in morning the rates are less, week days the rate is less," he explained.
Dhoom 3 is the first Hindi film to release in IMAX. The ticket prices for the same reportedly range from Rs 400-600 for the morning shows and Rs 700-900 for the night shows.
"The only difference is that an Indian film is getting released in IMAX. There are four-five IMAX theatres in India, including two in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The ticket prices of IMAX theatres are more... I don't know what are the normal tickets rates in IMAX," Aamir said.
Meanwhile, the advance bookings for Dhoom 3 have begun in full swing but Aamir thinks the ultimate test is when the first show gets screened all over India.
"There have been many films in the past that have had a great opening in the weekend but when people don't like it, it fizzles out. I am really waiting for the reaction of the audience as to what they think about the film," he said.
After two blockbuster films this year - Chennai Express and Krrish 3-- expectations from Dhoom 3 are sky high.
The actor-producer says that reports of hike in ticket prices have scared him.
"I have lost all my sleep since two days because of reports that we have increased ticket prices. I am worried people will start getting misconception that the ticket prices have increased because of which they may not go to theaters to watch the film. But this isn't true.
"We have worked really hard on this film and we want all the people to watch this film. There are still theaters like Gaiety where you can get a ticket for Rs 70," he added.
Aamir plans to show the film to his friends tomorrow like any other audience.