Azhar starring Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai has earned Rs 20.80 cr in its opening weekend.
Azhar, a biopic on the life of former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, which released on Friday, had a good start at the box office on its release day. It has minted Rs. 6.30 cr on the first day itself.
On the second day, it saw a growth of 11.11% over Friday collections and earned Rs. 7 cr on Saturday. On the third day also, the movie saw an upward trend in its collection due to positive word of mouth. It saw 7.14% growth over Saturday collecting Rs. 7.50 cr on Sunday taking the total collection to Rs. 20.80 cr on its opening weekend.
The movie received great response from the viewers who showered high praise on actor Emraan Hashmi for depicting the life of the former Indian skipper on screen.
Majority of the audience unanimously agreed that Emraan did complete justice to the character onscreen. Also coming in for high praise were the two lead actresses especially Prachi Desai whose measured performance as Azhar’s first wife left audience impressed. The chemistry between Emraan and Nargis Fakhri (Sangeeta Bijalani) too delighted many.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the numbers of the movie’s box office collections.