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Zanjeer fails to sizzle at the box office

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, September 08, 2013
First Published: 15:28 IST(8/9/2013) | Last Updated: 16:02 IST(8/9/2013)

Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan Teja's ambitious remake of 1973 hit Zanjeer failed to woo the audiences. The collections of the movie that stood at approx Rs. 3.5 cr on the first day, went further down to Rs. 2.89 cr on the second day.

"#Zanjeer *Hindi version* slips on Day 2... Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 2.89 cr. Total: 6.47 cr," tweeted Taran Adarsh.

The film opened to negative word of mouth and it showed up on the collections.

"#Zanjeer *actuals* Fri 3.44 cr nett," added Adarsh.

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