Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan advance bookings lower than disastrous Shamshera, Samrat Prithviraj

    Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan advance bookings lower than disastrous Shamshera, Samrat Prithviraj

    Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan are scheduled to hit screens tomorrow, August 11, amid all the hullabaloo of boycott trend.

    Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar's Raksha Bandhan advance bookings lower than disastrous Shamshera, Samrat Prithviraj

    All eyes are on the fate of Aamir Khan ’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar ’s Raksha Bandhan at the box office. Amid all the hullabaloo of boycott trend, the two films are set to arrive in theatres tomorrow, i.e August 11. The advance booking window has opened a few days ahead of the release giving an indication of a fairly good opening collection. However, notable trade experts have set the record straight saying that the advance bookings of both the movies are even lesser than disasters like Shamshera and Samrat Prithviraj.

    According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the two much-anticipated films have registered relatively poor advance booking status. “STOP painting a rosy picture... Let's get the facts right... The *advance bookings* of #LaalSinghChaddha and #RakshaBandhan are way BELOW EXPECTATIONS... Both dependent on [i] spot bookings / walk-in audience and [ii] word of mouth to put up strong totals on Day 1 [Thu],” read the tweet. Another report said that Laal Singh Chaddhahas sold approx. 27,500 tickets at the national chains at the end of Tuesday. While Raksha Bandhan has sold approx 15,100 tickets, less than Samrat Prithviraj which sold 41,000 tickets, and Shamshera with 46,000 tickets.

    Aamir’s Laal Singh Chaddha is an Indian adaptation of Tom Hanks’ starrer Forrest Gump. Directed By Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan Productions, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in prominent roles. On the other hand, Akshay starrer Raksha Bandhan is an emotional family drama about the brother-sister bond. The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth and Sahejmeen Kaur. The film is directed by Aanand L Rai and backed by production banners-Cape of Good Films, Zee Studios, and Colour Yellow Production.