Bala box office collection: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar-starrer earns 92.99 cr in three weeks
Bala became Ayushmann Khurrana's third film to cross Rs 40 crore in opening weekend earnings.
Ayushmann Khurrana's new release Bala, is on its way to hit the Rs 100 crore mark soon. The film, currently in its third week at the domestic box office, has raked in Rs 92.99 crore. The film is performing well despite facing competition from big budget films like Housefull 4 and new releases like Marjaavaan.
Over the second week, Bala grossed Rs 3.76 crore on Friday, Rs 6.73 crore on Saturday, Rs 8.01 crore on Sunday. This Monday (18 November), the comedy raked in Rs 2.25 crore.
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While Khurrana battles premature balding, Bhumi Pednekar plays a dusky complexioned girl combating prejudice coming her way. Yami Gautam is seen as a local Tik-Tok celebrity, whom Khurrana's character courts and eventually marries. Saurabh Shukla, Jaaved Jaaferi, Seema Pahwa, and Abhishek Banerjee too are part of the film.
Bala has become Ayushmann Khurrana's third film, after Badhaai Ho and Dream Girl, to cross the Rs 40 crore mark in opening weekend earnings. When the film mints Rs 100 crore, it will become Khurrana and Gautam's third film and Pednekar's second to reach the milestone.
Pednekar's character received backlash as she wore heavy make-up to reach the dusky skin tone required in the story. However, in an interview the actress said that her decision to take up the role has been called "brave" by some.
"Everyone has been telling me that I have been brave to play this role but I have been telling them that I see myself as an artist, someone who wants to shed herself and become a character in the film because that’s what is important. I can’t always be thinking about how I’m looking on screen because I will do disservice to the vision of the film and the character I have willingly chosen to do," she told Deccan Chronicle.
Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 slowly but surely crossed Rs 100 crore in 17 days. Meanwhile, owing to theatre shutdowns in my states, Dulquer Salmaan chose to postpone his Malayalam film Salute.
The film largely revolves around the axis of a few key pairs and their relationships guide both the Eternals and the world toward their ultimate destiny.
What is a 'pan-Indian' film? Full of VFX and action? In that case, yes 83 did not have tacky slow-mo sequences or bodies getting pummeled by the hero, but the action on the field was poetry and the world-building authentic.