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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag enters Rs. 100 crore club

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 05, 2013
First Published: 13:14 IST(5/8/2013) | Last Updated: 09:59 IST(6/8/2013)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic on athlete Milkha Singh - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark. The film has earned around Rs. 104 crore.

The Farhan Akhtar-starrer movie, which continues to run in theatres collected Rs. 1.3 crore on Friday (Aug 2), its 4th weekend.

The film averaged Rs. 2.6 crore and Rs. 3 crore on the following Saturday and Sunday, respectively. 

Interestingly, several states across India have declared Bhaag Milkha Bhaag tax free. The film is running tax-free in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana and Goa.



Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is now the second highest grosser of 2013, after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (released on may 31, 2013; starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin), that has earned around Rs. 188 crore. 

(Figures courtesy: Twitter/Taran Adarsh)

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