Eid and Salman Khan film have become synonymous to each other. Every year, Salman has a perfect Eidi gift for his fans, and 2019 was no different. This year Salman’s much-anticipated film Bharat hit the screens on June 5. And going by the early buzz, Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial venture did phenomenal on its opening day.
Each year, Salman Khan fans wait with bated breath for their favourite actor’s film. And this year, he has returned to the big screen with a film that has full package of drama, action, emotion and comedy. Bharat has struck the right chord with fans, and Bhai fans thronged the theatres in large numbers on Eid.
According to early estimates, Salman Khan’s Bharat earned Rs 30 – Rs 35 crore on its opening day. Released in 4700 screens across India, Bharat has managed to get a bumper opening.
However, the first day collection was affected a little by India vs South Africa World Cup match that took place in England.
Salman Khan has always struck gold on Eid. If his 2016 film Sultan opened at Rs 36.54 crore, his 2017 film Tubelight made Rs 21.15 crore on its opening day. And Salman last Eid release Race 3, which released in 4300 screens across the country, made Rs 29.17 crore.
While Salman’s Race 3 did good business in the opening weekend, the film failed to live up to the expectations of fans and critics. But after that debacle, Salman Khan has redeemed himself with Bharat. The three-hour film has got a thumbs up from critics as well.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat depicts the journey of a nation through a common man.
Bharat, which also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Tabu, hit the screens on June 5.