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2 States: Newbies Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor score their first 100-crore hit

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 12, 2014
First Published: 16:39 IST(12/5/2014) | Last Updated: 07:48 IST(13/5/2014)

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's 2 States has passed the Rs 100 crore test and has emerged to be one of the biggest hits of the year. 2 States is Alia Bhatt's third and Arjun Kapoor's fourth outing.

"And 2 States hits a ton. Crosses Rs. 100 cr mark. Week 4: Fri 70 lacs, Sat 1.06 cr, Sun 1.42 cr. Grand total: Rs. 102.13 cr nett. SUPER HIT," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Said to be made on a budget of approximately Rs.45 crore, co-produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala, and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures, 2 States released in over 2,000 screens in India on April 18.

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2 States also stars Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh and Revathy. It is based on a bestseller by author Chetan Bhagat and has been directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman.

"So 2 states hits 100 crores! Congrats to the entire team and you guys who made it happen," an excited Chetan Bhagat posted on Twitter.

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