Salman Khan thanks fans on Twitter for watching ‘Jai Ho’

Salman Khan, who had earlier taken blame for the debacle of 'Jai Ho', took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.

Written by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: January 30, 2014 3:52 pm
Salman Khan Salman Khan, who had earlier taken blame for the debacle of ‘Jai Ho’, took to Twitter to thank fans for their support.

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, whose latest movie ‘Jai Ho’ hasn’t received the kind of opening and box office collection as is expected from his films, thanked fans for having watched the movie.

Salman Khan’s ‘Jai Ho’ collected a meager Rs 17.75 crore on its opening day and has till now earned around Rs 77 crore in its first week. Reports suggest that this rejection by his fans was due to the fact that Salman Khan performed at the controversial Saifai festival in Uttar Pradesh at a time when the state was hit by communal riots in Muzaffarnagar. And later, Salman Khan was seen celebrating Uttarayan with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi earlier this month. (Read: Nobody has failed but me, says Salman Khan as ‘Jai Ho’ fails to get bumper start)

Salman Khan, who had earlier taken blame for the debacle of ‘Jai Ho’, took to Twitter to thank fans for their support. Jai Ho’s  business did pick up on January 26 and collected Rs 26 crore but was unable to sustain it the next day.

‘Jai Ho’ directed by Sohail Khan marked the debut of Daisy Shah and Sana Khan. (Read: Salman Khan’s ‘Jai Ho’ collects Rs 100 cr worldwide despite slow start)

The movie was panned by critics all over, Indian Express’ critic Shubhra Gupta in her review said Salman’s ‘Jai Ho’ is little more than a damp squib. (Read review: Jai Ho)

She further wrote in her review that even Salman Khan’s faithful fans “could only be roused on two counts : one when he is wading into the baddies, and the other when he is at the centre of a running joke involving the size of a young fellow’s goolies, and the colour of a girl’s underwear. Yes, that’s right.”

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who has been tweeting about the movie’s dad-to-day collections, said the movie is yet to enter the Rs 100 crore mark, which is unlike any Salman movie released in the past 3-4 years.

“#JaiHo Wknd 60.68 cr, Mon 9.50 cr, Tue 7.30 cr. Total: ₹ 77.48 cr nett. India biz only,” he had tweeted yesterday. But the movie has managed to enter the elite Rs 100 club worldwide.

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    Ammar Siddiqui
    Jan 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm
    i wish ke salman khan ke saare fan jai ho dehkein to 300core ka club worldwide hoga aaramse
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      Human Being
      Jan 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm
      I am a big fan of Salman Sir. And hope this movie is super hit. But more than that I want people who have seen the movie to follow his message and spread it. This is the reason movie is made. And being human like Salman Sir. Hope Salman Sir motto is fulfilled.
      1. N
        Jan 30, 2014 at 10:43 am
        my dear friend,AAP was never a movement, it was anna movement. atleast have some respect for your gurus.
        1. Phoolchand Yadav
          Jan 30, 2014 at 11:40 am