It’s a matter of national pride. A record that was held by none other than the Messiah of Music, Michael Jackson, has finally been shattered. People across the country can now celebrate because the new record holder is apna desi superstar Akshay Kumar.
Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ held the Guinness World Record for being the largest poster in the world. That is until Akshay’s forthcoming film BOSS decided to beat the record.
Akshay’s fan club, which calls itself Team Akshay, decided to swing into action. Logistics were put into place and work had begun to make a special poster of BOSS that would be the largest poster in the world.
After four months of labour, the dream finally came true. The largest poster in the world was achieved and unveiled at Little Gransden Airfield, Little Gransden, UK, on October 03, 2013. Macro Arts (UK) did the manufacturing of the poster. Incidentally, Macro Arts is the same company that had made Michael Jackson’s poster too.
The world’s largest poster of BOSS is 58.87 metres wide and 54.94 metres high. When the Guinness officials came to measure it, it was recorded that the Indian BOSS poster had beaten Michael Jackson’s record by a 15-20 percent margin.
The official certification for the same was done in the UK itself and the BOSS poster also finds a mention on the official Guinness website.
The Boss himself, Akshay Kumar, says he feels humbled with this achievement. "It's a matter of honour," he says. "I thank everyone who made this possible." The producer of BOSS, Ashwin Varde, adds, “Every Indian should be proud of this achievement.”