The virtual shut down of Mumbai following the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Saturday (November 17), has reportedly led to huge losses for the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) and Ajay Devgn starrer Son of Sardaar.
This was the first weekend for the two films after they released amidst a controversy on Diwali (November 13). Ajay Devgn had alleged that Yash Raj Films, the producer of JTHJ, was not allowing his film to be released in standalone halls.
“Both the movies have suffered a blow because of the bandh. Taking into account that the screenings were cancelled Saturday evening onwards, both movies must have collectively suffered a loss of around Rs 12-15 crore till Monday.
The only silver lining now is that the coming weekend has no big Hindi release, so collections can be expected to go up,” says trade analyst Joginder Tuteja.
JTHJ has reportedly grossed Rs 100 crore already.