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Dilwale Vs Bajirao: It’s Rs 21cr for SRK, only Rs 12cr for Ranveer

The first round of the much talked about Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani clash on the box office on Friday has clearly gone in favour of Shah Rukh Khan’s come back film. Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale was off to a flying start on its opening day, collecting a whopping Rs 21 crore, while Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani could only register a less-than-impressive start on day one, collecting a mere Rs 12 crore.

bollywood Updated: Dec 19, 2015 17:06 IST
HT Correspondent
Ranveer Singh and Deepika seem to be losing out to Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol jodi on the box office.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika seem to be losing out to Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol jodi on the box office.

The first round of the much talked about Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani clash on the box office on Friday has clearly gone in favour of Shah Rukh Khan’s come back film. Rohit Shetty’s Dilwalewas off to a flying start on its opening day, collecting a whopping Rs 21 crore, according to a statement from the film’s producers, Red Chillies Entertainment. In comparison, for all the grandeur it came packed in, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, could only register a less-than-impressive start on day one, collecting a mere Rs 12 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#BajiraoMastani Fri ? 12.80 cr [3050 screens]. India biz. Film growing rapidly with strong word of mouth and glowing reviews.”

Read: Dilwale review
Read: Bajirao Mastani review

Dissed by the critics, Shetty’s Dilwale is now the third biggest opener of 2015, after Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 40.5 crore) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 27.25 crore).

Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani releasing on the same day has divided the box office revenues.

Bhansali’s magnum opus struggled in the international markets as well on its opening day. Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#Dilwale takes international markets by STORM... UK: Fri [Rank 2, after #StarWars] £ 218,803 [? 2.22 cr]. AWESOME! #Dilwale - AUSTRALIA: Fri [Rank 6] A$ 143,352 [? 69.33 lacs]... NEW ZEALAND: Fri [Rank 3] NZ$ 79,292 [? 35.39 lacs]. TERRIFIC! #BajiraoMastani gets affected by #Dilwale wave in some intl markets... UK: Fri [Rank 7] £ 74,029 [? 73.13 lacs]. Some sites to report.#BajiraoMastani - AUS: Thu A$ 67, Fri [Rank 10] A$ 77,919. Total: A$ 77,986 [? 37.11 lacs]... NZ: Fri [Rank 7] NZ$ 15,428 [? 6.89 lacs].”

Bajirao Mastani is a historical romance saga that narrates the love story of the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I and his second wife Mastani. While Ranveer and Deepika play the eponymous roles, Priyanka is seen playing Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai.

Dilwale reunites the iconic pair of Shah Rukh-Kajol after five years and is a commercial potboiler with a dose of romance, comedy and action.