Laal Singh Chaddha box office: Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s film had a marginal increase in collections on Saturday. The film still has two days of an extended weekend to perform better.
Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha showed small growth at the box office on Saturday, bringing the film’s three-day total to approximately 27.71 crores. According to early estimates, the Forrest Gump remake registered an improvement of about 20 percent on Day 3 with collections of about 8.75 million euros. Also read: Laal Singh Chaddha: Mona Singh, as Aamir Khan’s mother, is the strongest, best-written character in the film
Laal Singh Chaddha is directed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame and written by actor-writer Atul Kulkarni. It also stars Kareena Kapoor as Laal’s childhood sweetheart Rupa, Mona Singh as his mother and marks Naga Chaitanya’s Bollywood debut.
A report on Boxofficeindia.com states that the film was expected to grow by at least 40% on Saturday, but only managed to grow 20% in box office numbers. The report further states that Delhi/Uttar Pradesh and East Punjab have contributed about 40% of the total Indian activity, while the response is totally opposite in the other major sector Maharashtra/Gujarat.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh had also expressed concerns about the film’s box office performance on Saturday. He shared the film’s two-day collections, pointing out that it was critical that the film perform better from Saturday to Monday (including Independence Day). He had tweeted: “#LaalSinghChaddha falls flat on day 2…Drop at national chains…Mass bags face steep drop…2 days total is alarmingly low for an event film…Ultimately crucial to score from Sat – Mon… Thu 11.70 cr, Fri 7.26 cr Total: 18.96 cr. #India biz. Note: #HINDI version.”
A section of society had called for a boycott of the film on social media. The film also sparked controversy over allegedly hurting religious sentiments and portraying the Indian military in a bad light.
Meanwhile, Aamir also joined Har Ghar Tiranga’s campaign by displaying the tricolor at his home in Mumbai. The actor was recently spotted on his balcony with daughter Ira Khan, while a tricolor stood next to the railing.
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