Saand Ki Aankh box office collection: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar film earns Rs 5.66 cr on opening weekend

Saand Ki Aankh has been declared tax free in the states of UP and Delhi

FP Staff October 29, 2019 16:05:02 IST
Saand Ki Aankh box office collection: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar film earns Rs 5.66 cr on opening weekend

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar's Saand Ki Aankh took on Bollywood biggies Made In China (starring Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy), and Akshay Kumar's Housefull 4, on the coveted weekend of Diwali. The biographical film has earned a total of Rs 5.66 crore after the first four days. The film garnered Rs 91 lakh on Sunday, Rs 1.08 crore on Saturday, and Rs 3.19 crore on Monday.

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Saand Ki Aankh box office collection Taapsee Pannu Bhumi Pednekar film earns Rs 566 cr on opening weekend

Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in a still from Saand Ki Aankh

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, recently announced that the film would be tax-free in the city, stating that the film's "message should reach to people of every age, gender & background―The power of a dream, & the power derived from it to achieve it, despite any socio-cultural blocks.”

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Taapsee Pannu, who plays one of the female leads alongside Bhumi Pednekar in the film, replied to Kejriwal's news and thanked him. Bhumi had also thanked the politician after he attended the screening of the film. Kejriwal's family, and education minister Manish Sisodia had also attended the screening.

Helmed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh depicts the heroic story of the world's oldest sharpshooters — Chandro and Prakashi Tomar.

Apart from Taapsee and Bhumi, Saand Ki Aankh also features director Prakash Jha and Mukkabaaz actor Viineet Singh in pivotal roles. The film was criticised by senior actresses for casting two young actresses in the roles of 60-year-olds. Set in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh, the film went on floors in Meerut in February. Originally titled Womaniya, the film was renamed Saand Ki Aankh, following a title rights dispute.

Recently, Saand Ki Aankh was also exempted from the state Goods and Services Tax (SGST) in Rajasthan.

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