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Babumoshai Bandookbaaz earns Rs 10.12 cr, is Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first solo hit

A couple of days ago, Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted about the film’s production cost and said it’s been made at a budget of Rs 5 crore including the publicity cost.

bollywood Updated: Aug 30, 2017 18:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz,Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Bidita Bag
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag during the trailer launch of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz in Mumbai.(IAN)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui must be a happy man. His film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which was given an outside chance against Sidharth Malhotra-Jacqueline Fernandez’s A Gentleman, has turned out to be a surprise hit. The film has collected more than Rs 10 crore in first five days of its release. The first weekend of the film saw a business of Rs 7.53 crore, while Monday and Tuesday registered the business of Rs 1.38 cr and Rs 1.21 cr respectively, taking the total tally to Rs 10.12 cr.

A couple of days ago, Nawazuddin tweeted about the film’s production cost and said it’s been made at a budget of Rs 5 cr including the publicity cost.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a contract killer in the film who, during a plan, finds that there is another assassin on the same job. The film also stars Bidita Bag and Jatin Goswami.

Directed by Kushan Nandy, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz became a topic of discussion when Pahlaj Nihalani-led Censor Board asked for 48 cuts in the film.

On release, the film received mixed reviews, but a good word of mouth by the audience helped it in sustaining against a bigger film. Nawazuddin had poured his heart and soul into the film’s publicity, so this box office victory would taste even sweeter to him.

First Published: Aug 30, 2017 18:46 IST