Mumbai: Akshay Kumar‘s recent release Bachchhan Paandey manages to mint Rs 13.25 crore on day one despite facing stiff competition from Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, which has taken the nation by a storm.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the box office numbers of Bachchhan Paandey. He said the business of the film is expected to grow on day 2 and 3.
Akshay’s recent film also starring Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez was expected to open better, but The Kashmir Files is giving a tough fight to the action-thriller. In fact, Bachchhan Paandey‘s opening day figures are much lower than Akshay’s previous cop drama Sooryavanshi. Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi managed a good Rs 26.29 crores on its opening day.
Ranveer Singh’s sports drama 83, which cannot be called a superhit, opened to a staggering Rs 12.64 crore. Even Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi did Rs 10.50 crore business on day 1.
According to a report in BoxOfficeIndia.com, “Bachchhan Paandey has surprised on the first day with collections pushing upto the 13-13.50 crore nett range. Obviously, the film was expected to do better but that was before the wave of The Kashmir Files and no way did it look like getting to this number when advance plans opened earlier this week.” The Kashmir Files had outdone Bachchhan Paandey on Friday, earning Rs 19.15 crore.
Next week, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR starring south superstars Jr NTR and Ram Charan will hit the theatres. It is expected that the business of both Bachchhan Paandey and The Kashmir Files will take a hit after the Hindi version of RRR gets released.
Jacqueline Fernandez on a promotional spree
For Jacqueline Fernandez, 2022 is turning out to be one of the busiest years. Touted to be one of the hottest and talented actress of Bollywood, Jacqueline has been living out of her suitcase for the last couple of months.
The gorgeous actress, who has been rigorously promoting Bachchhan Paandey along with Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon, is also busy adhering to her other shoot and work commitments.
Besides, Bachchhan Paandey, Jacqueline has also recently started promoting her next, Attack along with John Abraham. The stunning actress was recently seen sporting a multi-coloured outfit during day one of the promotions of Attack. Needless to say, Jacqueline won brownie points by the fashion critics.
Apart from that, the actress is also shooting for her forthcoming projects. On the film front, she will soon be seen in Ram Setu, Kick 2, Cirkus and Attack along with a Hollywood project and a few unannounced projects.