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Ayushmann Khurrana’s new film Bala has recorded an “excellent” opening day collection, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Bala, which opened in theatres on Friday, has raked in as much as Rs. 10.15 on Day 1 and Mr Adarsh said in his tweet, the numbers are a result of positive responses from early goers and Ayushmann’s huge fan-following. “Bala has an excellent Day 1… Strong word of mouth plus brand Ayushmann are key contributors… Expect biz to grow further on Day 2 and 3… Fri Rs. 10.15 cr. India biz,” Mr Adarsh tweeted. Bala, which is made on the interesting theme of receding hairline and is the story of a fan dealing with premature balding, also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam.
In his box office progress report for Bala, Mr Adarsh also added details of first-day collections of Ayushmann’s previous releases with these words “Ayushmann Khurrana versus Ayushmann Khurrana.” Bala tops the list with Dream Girl following at close heels with Rs. 10.5 crore. Badhaai Ho and Article 15 feature next on the list.
Ahead of its release, Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala has been in the midst of a controversy after being accused of plagiarism by several filmmakers. Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bala opened to positive reviews on Friday. film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote: “Bala is undoubtedly Ayushmann Khurrana’s film. But Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam play second fiddle with such aplomb that they are never put in the shade.