Salman Khan starrer Bharat has been going strong at the box office despite mixed reviews. The film has already entered the Rs 200 club in India and Rs 300 crore club worldwide. Bharat has earned Rs 325 crore worldwide.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted earlier, “#Bharat scores double century at the BO… Crosses ₹ 200 cr mark… Is best in North, although biz has slowed down in other circuits… [Week 2] Fri 4.30 cr, Sat 6.37 cr, Sun 6.19 cr, Mon 2.63 cr, Tue 2.32 cr. Total: ₹ 201.86 cr. India biz.”
The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her Bharat review, “The good thing about Bharat, despite its eye-roll moments, is its attempt to create an ‘ordinary’ man without any particular skills.”
She added, “Director Ali Abbas Zafar, who works well with Khan, strikes the right notes initially when he shapes his hero as an unlettered but determined-to-do-the-right-thing-by-his-family youth, accompanied by his best friend Vilayati (Grover). There’s a stint in a circus, with Bharat risking his life as a stunt artist, and a coveted trip to the Middle East to help dig oil.”
Bharat was the Eid release of the year. It also starred Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Tabu, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi, Jackie Shroff and Sonali Kulkarni among others.
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Bharat's collection is an answer to Salman Khan haters
@notorious_heart tweeted, "#Bharat - 210+ nett..325 ww - 105+ cr dist share.. Yet #SalmanKhan haters are calling it Flop..on basis of " Expectations " while they dance on 133 for their fav 😆 . So, forget BO..they dnt even have expectations frm their favs..themselves know their worth..but the idiocy 🤣."
Katrina Kaif on completing 15 years in Bollywood
Bharat might have received a mixed response from the audience and the film critics but it is Katrina Kaif’s performance that has been appreciated by all. Talking about being recognised for her acting skills after spending over 15 years in Bollywood, she shared, "In the initial few years, there is a lot of glamour and other things about being an actor that excites you. At this point, it just has to be the role. Now, it’s about trying to explore the character and create something out of it. My greatest desire now, when I’m doing a film, is to see how much the audience can connect with my role."
Katrina Kaif on Bharat success: I loved the script from day one
Overwhelmed with the positive response to her movie, Katrina Kaif told in a recent interview, "There is a lot of heart and passion behind the decision to make this film. I loved the script from day one. It was a joy to be on the sets. I was having such a good time playing the character; I felt confident that people would respond positively to it. I was able to find enjoyment and connection with the character."
Salman Khan leaves a 4.5 year old fan in awe
@shadabtyagi tweeted, "@BeingSalmanKhan watched #Bharat yesterday and my 4.5 yrs old daughter has become a big fan. She repeated this almost 100 times that she likes Salman Khan and that she wants to meet you 😊."
Ashley Rebello shares a video from Bharat sets
Bharat earned Rs 325-crore worldwide by Day 21
A fan @BeingSKhan_ tweeted, "#Bharat earned Rs 325 cr globally within Day 21. It is #Salman's 8th film to cross Rs 300 globally. He has the maximum number of movies in this club. He is the winner of maximum other clubs."
Bharat enters the Rs 200-crore club
Box Office India tweeted, "@BeingSalmanKhan's #Bharat enters the 200-crore club while @shahidkapoor's #KabirSingh beats #Tubelight and ranks 50th in all-time highest grossers."
Bharat collects Rs 326-crore worldwide so far
@RahulVerma4860 tweeted, "#Bharat so far : INDIA : 212cr nett (251cr gross) Overseas - 77cr . Total worldwide : 326cr gross Verdict : Hit 👏👏 @BeingSalmanKhan, @aliabbaszafar."
Sunil Grover shared a behind-the-scenes picture with director Ali Abbas Zafar
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'Brilliant emotional scenes'
@Salam_TheJabri tweeted, "Watched #Bharat today amidst all the mixed reviews/hate spread against #bharatthefilm by various media platform & even by some so called bhai fans. Regretted for not watching it b4. Nevertheless; enjoyed every bit.❤BGM.Brilliant emotional scenes b/w salman:Katrina/Jacky/Sunil."
Bharat collection update
KRK Box Office tweeted, "Film #Bharat collected 185Cr in 4 weeks and it’s a flop! #KabirSingh will do approx 200Cr business in 2 weeks only."
Biggest opener for Salman Khan
Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat gave Salman Khan the biggest opener of his career. The film with a opening day collection of Rs 42.03 crore crossed the first day collection of Salman's film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which earned Rs 39.32 crore on the day of its release. Salman thanked his fans for all the love as he wrote on Twitter, "Big thk u sabko fr giving sabse bada opening mere career ka par what made me the happiest & proudest is ki during a scene in my film jab national anthem is recited ev1 stood up as a mark of respect. There could be no bigger respect for our country than this... Jai Hind #Bharat."
'I intend to continue making these big scale, emotional spectacles'
After the success of Bharat, Ali Abbas Zafar feels empowered with the audience's appreciation. In a statement, he said, "It's humbling to get so much love from audiences. When I set out to make a film, I don't think about records. That's never my approach. It could be a hugely limiting, pressurising proposition for any film-maker, especially me because I value storytelling. I always set out to tell a story and thankfully, audiences have loved the way I'm telling my stories. The appreciation of audiences have empowered me to tell heartfelt and entertaining stories that the entire nation could go to the theatres and enjoy and call it 'paisa vasool'"
Bharat is a global blockbuster
Thank you all for making #Bharat a Global Blockbuster 🙏 #BharatThanksTheWorld@Bharat_TheFilm @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @itsBhushanKumar #KatrinaKaif #Tabu @bindasbhidu @DishPatani @nikhilnamit @reellifeprodn @SKFilmsOfficial @WhoSunilGrover pic.twitter.com/VKQGT7rYBY— TSeries (@TSeries) June 26, 2019
Katrina Kaif shoots for Sooryavanshi after Bharat's success
While Salman Khan has started filming Dabangg 3, Katrina Kaif is on the sets of Sooryavanshi along with Akshay Kumar.
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Salman is now on the sets of Dabangg 3
After Bharat, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has joined the sets of Prabhudheva directorial Dabangg 3. The actor on Thursday shared a video, introducing Pramod Khanna who will step into the shoes of late Vinod Khanna in the film. Pramod will play Salman Khan’s character Chulbul Pandey’s father Prajapati Pandey.