Sonam Kapoor’s career is finally flying high, and how! Her superlative performance in Neerja is fast translating into money at the box office: The Ram Madhvani-directed biopic earned an impressive Rs 4.70 crore on Friday, the first day of its release and another Rs 7.60 crore on Saturday bringing its current total to Rs 12.30 crore.
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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh even suggested in s string of tweets that the opening weekend numbers could touch Rs 20 crore, which is ‘fabulous.’
#Neerja Fri 4.70 cr, Sat 7.60 cr. Total: ₹ 12.30 cr. India biz. Appreciation of audience translates into BO numbers. Power of solid content!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 21, 2016
#Neerja is expected to witness OPTIMUM growth today [Sun]. Current trending suggests ₹ 20 cr+ opening weekend, which is FABULOUS...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 21, 2016
#Neerja has EXTRAORDINARY growth on Day 2. Metros are ROCKING, while mass circuits, which were slow, are gradually showing upward trend...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 21, 2016
Neerja’s opening day collection is even more impressive considering that it released only on 700 screens pan India. It is expected to do better over the weekend thanks to a strong word-of-mouth publicity.
The film, which was released on February 19, received tremendous support from industry insiders as they boldly came out in support of Fear versus Neerja campaign.
Sonam Kapoor plays Pan Am Flight 73’s chief purser Neerja Bhanot in the film, while Shabana Azmi and Yogendra Tiku play her parents.
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