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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Bharat Ane Nenu could become Mahesh Babu’s first Rs 200 crore grosser

Koratala Siva’s Bharat Ane Nenu is working wonders at the box office. Starring Mahesh Babu as a state’s chief minister, the film is likely to cross Rs 200 crore mark soon.

regional-movies Updated: May 03, 2018 10:40 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Mahesh Babu plays the chief minister of a state in Bharat Ane Nenu.
Mahesh Babu plays the chief minister of a state in Bharat Ane Nenu.

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s latest outing Bharat Ane Nenu has emerged as the biggest blockbuster in the actor’s career. The political drama impressed the audience in a major way. It has been drawing massive crowds even in its second week and does not show any signs of slowing down. The collections have been quite strong even in its second week.

Bharat Ane Nenu, according to its makers, grossed Rs 161.28 crore in its first week across the globe. In 10 days of its run, its worldwide gross stood at Rs 181 crore. It made decent money on its second Monday too. The collections jumped a major way on May Day (May 1) and is expected to touch the magical mark of Rs 200 crore soon.

Read: Bharat Ane Nenu movie review -- Mahesh Babu as CM ushers in a new era

With a decent screen count all over, Bharat Ane Nenu is expected to do well as second week progresses. The collections have been rock solid across the circles of overseas and the movie is gearing up to touch the magical mark of 3.5 million USD in USA and emerge as the second highest Tollywood grosser there.

Mahesh’s portrayal as chief minister in the film has received exceptional response from the audience and the actor is currently enjoying the success of the film which released last week. Even though Mahesh’s performance as a CM has earned good response from all quarters, he had said he had qualms about playing the role at the pre-release event. “I was initially scared, but Siva’s story was so inspiring that I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. I believe this is my finest performance ever. Srimanthudu was a turning point in my career and I see Bharat Ane Nenu as another major turning point.”

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