Laal Singh Chaddha box office: Aamir Khan’s film registered a nearly 40 percent drop on Friday after opening on Raksha Bandhan on 12 million.
Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan as the titular character in the official remake of Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump, hit theaters remarkably on its second day of release. The film gathered around 7 crore on Friday. The film’s two-day total would be around 19 crore at the domestic box office. It had clashed with Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, who also recorded similar numbers at the box office. Also read: Aamir Khan faces charges for ‘disrespecting Indian military’ and ‘hurting religious feelings’ with Laal Singh Chaddha
Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Kareena Kapoor and marks the Bollywood debut of South star Naga Chaitanya. It is directed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame and written by Atul Kulkarni.
A report on Boxofficeindia.com stated that: Laal Singh Chaddha looks at a drop in the 40% range with collections set to be around 6.50-7 crore net on Friday. The report further added that the film is performing very poorly in the mass markets.
The film had recorded the third best opening for a Bollywood movie this year with day one collections of 12 million. Sharing the collections on Twitter, film trading analyst Taran Adarsh had written: “#LaalSinghChaddha is shockingly low on day 1…The dull start has contributed to the misery of an ailing industry…Better at premium multiplexes, but mass circuits are weak … Must score big marks from vr-sun to save the situation… Do 12 kr. #India biz. All versions.”
On Friday, a Delhi-based lawyer also filed a complaint with Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora against Aamir Khan, Paramount Pictures and several others for allegedly “disrespecting the Indian military and hurting Hindu sentiments” in Laal. Singh Chaddha.
“In the film, the makers depicted that a mentally handicapped person was allowed to join the army to fight in the Kargil war. It is a well-known fact that the best army personnel were sent to fight the Kargil war and rigorously trained army personnel fought the war, but the filmmakers deliberately portrayed the said situation to demoralize and defame the Indian military,” lawyer Vineet Jindal said in the indictment.
(with ANI inputs)
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