Bollywood actor Ishaan Khattar and actress Jhanvi Kapoor’s debut film Dhadak is going strong at the box office following favourable word of mouth and curiosity surrounding the daughter of Sridevi. Photo: PTI
Bollywood actor Ishaan Khattar and actress Jhanvi Kapoor’s debut film Dhadak is going strong at the box office following favourable word of mouth and curiosity surrounding the daughter of Sridevi. Photo: PTI

Dhadak eyeing 30 crore in first weekend box office collections

Janhvi Kapoor's debut Dhadak continues to win hearts at the box office as its collections are seen as crossing the 30 crore mark in the first weekend, a record of sorts for a Bollywood film starring two newcomers

New Delhi: Bollywood film Dhadak, starring two newcomers in lead roles, has got off to a rolling start at the box office. The debut film of Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of the late actress Sridevi and Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, has crossed the 20 crore mark in the opening weekend. On its opening day at the box office, Dhadak made 8.71 crore in box office collections.

On its second day, Dhadak made over 11 crore—a total of 19.75 crore in just the first two days of its release. On Sunday, the buzz is that the film will do even better than Saturday.

Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh said Dhadak has witnessed significant growth on the second day and the third day is going to be even better. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, the film is eyeing a Rs 30 crore weekend. Taran Adarsh said “rarely does a film starring absolute newcomers open so well..Day 1 is higher than Student of the Year".

The overseas collection of Dhadak, a remake of 2016 Marathi language film Sairat, is also impressive as it has made about 5.9 crore.

A strong word of mouth continue to work in favour of Dhadak. There is also a natural curiosity surrounding Janhvi Kapoor with some Bollywood watchers saying two new superstars—including Ishaan Khattar—are born.

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