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Sarkar 3 vs Meri Pyaari Bindu: Dismal start for both at box office

Made at an estimated budget of Rs 22 crore, Meri Pyaari Bindu made an opening collection of Rs .75 crore. The film stars Ayushmann Khuranna and Parineeti Chopra in main roles.

bollywood Updated: May 13, 2017 20:10 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Baahubali 2 is giving competition to Sarkar 3 and Meri Pyaari Bindu.

Ayushmann Khuranna and Parineeti Chopra-’s latest flick, Meri Pyaari Bindu, had a dismal start at the box office, collecting merely Rs 1.75 crore.

Ayushmann Khuranna and Parineeti Chopra in a still from Meri Pyaari Bindu.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Saturday afternoon, “#MeriPyaariBindu Fri ₹ 1.75 cr. India biz.”

He further added that it was the impact of Prabhas-starrer Baahubali 2 The Conclusion, that adversely affected the collections of both Meri Pyaari Bindu and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Sarkar 3.

Directed by Akshay Roy, Meri Pyaari Bindu traces the story of childhood friends-turned-lovers Abhi (Ayushmann) and Bindu (Parineeti).

Even at an estimated budget of Rs 22 crore, the film may not be able to break even if does not score a huge jump over the weekend. The film was released in 750 screens in India and another 325 overseas screens.

On the other hand, Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 opened slightly better than Meri Pyaari Bindu, but that doesn’t seem enough. As per, the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer has fathered Rs 1.88 crore on its opening day.

Sarkar 3 also opened in significantly higher number of screens than Meri Pyaari Bindu. Sarkar3 was allotted close to 1400 screens.

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First Published: May 13, 2017 20:09 IST