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Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju is the 6th biggest hit in Bollywood ever, about to smash Salman Khan’s records

Ranbir Kapoor is riding high on the success of Sanju. The film is now the 6th highest grossing Bollywood film of all time at the box office.

bollywood Updated: Jul 18, 2018 15:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ranbir Kapoor,Sanju,Sanjay Dutt
Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanju has earned Rs 316.64 crore at the box office.

Ranbir Kapoor has finally proved why he is referred as Bollywood’s next superstar. His film Sanju, a biopic on controversial Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, has become the sixth biggest hit at domestic box office till date.

As per film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Sanju earned Rs 316.64 crore till July 15. It’s slightly behind Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan that has a gross earning if Rs 320.34 crore till date. The film, which is still earning money, is expected to break Salman’s record in the coming days. The other films on this list are Baahubali 2, Dangal, PK and Tiger Zinda Hai.

At its current pace, Sanju is likely to overtake PK (Rs 340.80 cr) and become the number 3 on this list. Baahubali 2 (Rs 510.98 cr) and Dangal (Rs 387.38 cr) will be difficult to beat.

After making Rs 34.75 crore on its opening day, Sanju became the highest grosser of 2018 as well as of Ranbir’s and director Rajkumar Hirani’s careers. The film went on to cross the Rs 100-crore mark in the first weekend itself.

Ranbir is receiving praise from Bollywood celebrities for his performance in Sanju. His rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt is also among them. At a media interaction, she said, “I really liked it. It is a fantastic, fabulous and an outstanding film. I think in my top 10 best film list, ‘Sanju’ is high up there. Ranbir is outstanding in it. Vicky Kaushal and Paresh ji (Rawal) also did a fantastic job. Everyone including Anushka (Sharma) and Sonam (Kapoor) did really good job. It’s a full package.”

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 14:07 IST