The first day figures of Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar’s Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is not bad given the number of screens allotted to it. The film, which released in close to 1300 screens, earns Rs 2.71 crore on its opening day. Taran Adarsh tweeted about the opening day numbers.
The Milan Luthria film is a heist drama, starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Vidyut Jammwal, Esha Gupta and Ileana D’Cruz. Set in the era of Emergency, it has been criticised for its old-fashioned approach to filmmaking.
This is the third time Milan and Ajay have worked together, having previously worked on Kachche Dhaage and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
Baadshaho reminds us of the ’90s films. However, defending his choice of Ajay in comparison to Akshay Kumar and the Khans, Milan had told HT: “He is an actor who has won so many National Awards. He has given so many blockbusters, so where is the discussion?”
He further added: “He has always held on his own. Be it a clash or whatever. He is a phenomenal performer recognised by the countries, governments and across various platforms. He has carved a niche and his range of characters is quite unique. It’s vast from comedy to emotional to intense to all kinds of films.”
Baadshaho was released across 2800 screens in India while Shubh Mangal got 1400 screens across the country.
The battle between the two films will only heat up in coming days.