Actors Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s recently released film Simmba has dethroned the Shahrukh Khan’s zero by earning around Rs 22 crore in first day of release. While Bollywood movie Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif has been released in theaters on December 21. According to Boxofficeindia.com, Zero collected around Rs 20 crore as per early estimates on the first day of release. The film’s collections are however, expected to improve during the weekend and on Christmas holiday.
Trade analyst Girish Johar told Indianexpress.com earlier, “The positive buzz around Simmba will lead to its great start at the box office and it will earn over Rs 18 crore on Day 1. The makers have planned a big release for the film with around 4000 screens and it is being touted as Ranveer’s biggest release ever.” Girish Johar added, “The deadly trio of Rohit Shetty, Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn and other cameos, remixed songs, Karan Johar’s association and majestic promotions, all will help Simmba to end the year on a high note. Also, Shetty has gone all out with the film. He is one director who has a finger on the pulse of the audience. Lastly, Sara has her own following among the youth and she has become a star after her performance got lauded in Kedarnath.”
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17 November, 2019