‘Hate Story 4’ beats ‘3 Storeys’ and ‘Dil Juunglee’ on opening day

The ‘Hate Story’ franchise  has been a success right from its first edition. It is also one of only few Bollywood franchises to have had four films as part of it as of yet. Yesterday, as the Urvashi Rautela, Vivaan Bhathena, Karan Wahi and Ihana Dhillon-starrer hit the screens, it collected an amount of Rs 3.25 crore approx. (Also Read: Urvashi Rautela reveals whom she would date from Bollywood)

It locked horns with Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem’s ‘Dil Juunglee’ and Excel Entertainment‘s ‘3 Storeys’, but collected more than both, on opening day.

‘Dil Juunglee’ has recorded a poor opening, minting Rs 25 lakhs approx. ‘3 Storeys’, on the other hand, stands with a first-day collection of Rs 35 lakhs approx.

‘Hate Story 4’, although it holds a better position that its competitors, has failed to beat the first-day business of the previous edition. ‘Hate Story 3‘ had recorded an opening day of Rs 8.5 crore approx, and remains the highest opener among all four as of yet.

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Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Dhadak’ is finally live in the theaters and this debutant couple is garnering excellent reviews from critics and the audience as well for their excellent performance in the film.

The film which is a remake of the hit Marathi film ‘Sairat’ has opened on a good note at the box office. ‘Dhadak’ had a morning occupancy of 35% to 40% and with a total of 2791 screens worldwide (India: 2235 Overseas: 556) the film is set to register good numbers on day one at the box office.

Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan recently said that he is feeling happy the way his film turned out to be.  There was not a trace of nervousness about Khaitan during the screening of the film. When asked about his feeling. He said, “I am feeling calm and composed because of the way this film has turned out to be. I am really happy with it.”

“The gun has been fired and now nothing is in our hands. So, I am just excited about the audience reaction. Praying that they will like the film.”

Talking about the initial response to ‘Dhadak’ from the film industry, Khaitan said, “Till now, everything is going good. Our friends, families and crew are really excited to see the final product.”

“We will know honest reaction tomorrow once it gets released among the audience but as of now, I am feeling good as many people have seen it and tweeted about it on the social media. We are really happy with the film and excited to know audience reaction.”

When asked about producer Karan Johar‘s reaction after watching the film, Khaitan said, “I am standing here happy that means he has praised the film. Karan is really happy and he said he was proud to have made this movie but it is not right we praise our own film. We want audience to watch the film and talk about it.”

‘Dhadak’ is a romantic drama. It is directed by Shashank Khaitan, produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios.

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'Sanju' beats 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' becomes the fourth highest grosser of Bollywood!

'Sanju' beats 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' becomes the fourth highest grosser of Bollywood!

Ever since its release, Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Sanju’ starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt has been on a dream run at the box office. The film has now surpassed the lifetime collection of  Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, emerging to be the fourth highest grosser of all time.

Going strong in its third week, ‘Sanju’ has been breaking major records at the box office. After creating a record with the phenomenal numbers on its opening day, the film has been raking all the moolah at the box office. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial has crossed over Rs 323.39 crores in three weeks and is still running strong at the box office.

After ‘Dangal’ (387.39 crores), PK (339.5 crores ) and  ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ (339.16 crores), ‘Sanju’ has now become the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film.

‘Sanju’ depicts the life of actor Sanjay Dutt right from his younger days to his conviction. The film also highlighted various aspects of the actor’s life like drug abuse, his affairs, relationship with parents and friends, and his inner conflicts.

Apart from Ranbir Kapoor, the film’s ensemble cast boast of Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others.

Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios, ‘Sanju’ is running successfully all over.

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