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Dear Zindagi has managed to do well during weekdays after showing a stupendous performance during the weekend. This Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt film has already won the love and praise from the audience. In fact, the film has crossed the lifetime collection of Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish on Tuesday, on the fifth day of its release.
English Vinglish started slow and earned Rs 2.5 crore on the first day of its release. But backed by positive word-of-mouth, the Sridevi film went on to earn Rs 40 crore in total. Dear Zindagi, on the other hand, earned Rs 8.75 crore on its opening Friday and has earned Rs 40.5 crore in five days. The fact that young people can easily relate to the film, which gives a modern take on mental health, has helped. The film has an added advantage of SRK’s stardom.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared, ” #DearZindagi passes the crucial ‘Monday test’… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr, Sun 12.50 cr, Mon 4.25 cr. Total: ₹ 36.75 cr [1200 screens]” Taran also shared, “#DearZindagi – OVERSEAS – Opening Weekend: $ 4 million [₹ 27.45 cr]… Best in USA-Canada and UAE-GCC… SUPER!”
The film collected Rs 40.5 crore in just five days, a rare feat for a small movie like Dear Zindagi which had a limited release in the country. It is expected to well during weekdays.
Shah Rukh Khan, meanwhile, has heavily praised Alia Bhatt for her performance. If you think Shah Rukh Khan is playing a philosopher or therapist in the film, the actor would like to call himself as the ‘jug of life’. The actor took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes video. “I enjoyed being Jehangir Khan who is very different from me,” SRK said. The funny video looks like Shah Rukh and Alia are not working at all. Alia Bhatt is seen saying that every young girl will fall in love with the character of Jehangir Khan.
Director Gauri Shinde said,”Shah Rukh is a director’s actor.” Dear Zindagi is co-produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions.