Salman Khan starrer Bharat is the king of the Indian box office. In its extended five day weekend thanks to Eid-ul-Fitr, the film has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark, and is another feather in the actor’s cap. Bharat is another film that proves that a film having Salman Khan as its lead actor will almost always be a box office success.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the film’s box office figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#Bharat Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr, Sun 27.90 cr. Total: ₹ 150.10 cr. India biz… After a glorious start, #Bharat needs to score on weekdays… Mon-Thu biz will give an idea of lifetime biz… Will emerge second highest grosser of 2019 today [Day 6].”
The film is directed by Ali Abbaz Zafar who also helmed Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Katrina Kaif plays the female lead. The role was initially meant to be played by Priyanka Chopra, but she had to quit the project because of her wedding to Nick Jonas last year.
Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff are also a part of the film’s cast. Bharat takes inspiration from South Korean film Ode to My Father by Yoon Je-kyoon, and like that film features a character whose journey runs parallel to his country.
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Sunil Grover shares favourite song from Bharat
Sunil Grover shared that he loves 'Aaya Na Tu' song from Salman Khan film Bharat. He tweeted, "This song is my favourite form ‘Bharat’. The way it is written @Irshad_Kamil and composed by ‘@VishalDadlani @ShekharRavjiani and sung by @JyotiNooran and everybody."
'Disha is fabulous'
Talking about Disha Patani's role in Bharat, Tiger Shroff told Bollywood Hungama, "Oh, she’s fabulous in a brief role. I loved her song ‘Slow Motion’. It’s just an honour to be part of a film like this."
Bharat crosses Rs 250 crore worldwide
The official Twitter handle of Bharat shared, "'Bharat' takes the world by Storm by recording a Gross Worldwide Box-Office Collection of 250 Crores and counting.. #BharatCrosses250Crores"
Bharat among the top 5 highest grossing films in India (2019)
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, in another tweet, shared the list of top 5 highest grossing Indian films this year so far. "Top 5 highest grossing films... 2019 releases...
2. #Bharat [still running]
As on 11 June 2019. Hindi films. Nett BOC. India biz" he wrote.
Bharat surpasses Kesari and Total Dhamaal
Taran Adarsh also tweeted that Bharat needs to maintain pace on the remaining weekdays. He shared that the Salman Khan film however managed to stump Kesari and Total Dhamaal in just 6ndays. His tweet read, "#Bharat dips, after a long, rich weekend... Will have to speed up on remaining weekdays [Tue to Thu] and also in Weekend 2... Now second highest grosser of 2019, after crossing *lifetime biz* of #Kesari and #TotalDhamaal in 6 days."
Bharat collects Rs 9.20 crore on Monday
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Bharat eyes ₹ 175 cr+ in its *extended* Week 1... Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr, Sun 27.90 cr, Mon 9.20 cr. Total: ₹ 159.30 cr. India biz... The crucial World Cup cricket match [#INDvPAK #CWC19] will make a big dent in biz on coming Sun [16 June]."
'I loved my father in Bharat'
Actor Tiger Shroff spoke to Bollywood Hungama about his father Jackie Shroff's performance in Bharat. He said, "I love his role in Bharat. It’s so much like his real life, passionate and all heart would do anything for family."
Bharat: Public Verdict
Bharat to crush Kesari?
After crossing Rs 150 crore in five days, Bharat is on its way to crush Akshay Kumar's Kesari to become 2019's second highest grosser.
Atul Agnihotri revealed how team Bharat recreated time
Producer Atul Agnihotri shared an on-location video from Bharat's shoot.
Recreating Time #throwback #onlocation #memories @Bharat_TheFilm @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @itsBhushanKumar #KatrinaKaif #Tabu @bindasbhidu @sonalikulkarni @DishPatani @WhoSunilGrover @norafatehi @iaasifsheikh @nikhilnamit @reellifeprodn @SKFilmsOfficial @tseries pic.twitter.com/e5wyJiW6Oy— Atul Agnihotri (@atulreellife) June 11, 2019
Sunil Grover on Bharat success
“I can smell people’s love and success in the air. So, whatever will happen henceforth can only be good,” Sunil Grover told Scroll.
Bharat song Aaya Na Tu released
De De Pyaar De not affected by Bharat?
"#DeDePyaarDe holding well inspite of tough competition from #Bharat. Fourth weekend collection ₹2.32 Crore. Total collections ₹99.33 Crore," journalist Joginder Tuteja said via Twitter.
Bharat earns Rs 226 crore worldwide?
Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala posted on Twitter, "#Bharat 5-day Weekend WW BO: #India Nett - ₹ 150 Crs #India Gross - ₹ 177 Crs. Overseas Gross - ₹ 49 Crs. Total - ₹ 226 Crs."
Bharat's box office collection in Canada
Bollywood Hungama shared the box office collection of Bharat in Canada, "#BharatBoxOffice @BeingSalmanKhan 's #Bharat Day 5 (Sunday) #Canada #boxoffice - 78,308 USD [Rs. 54.43 lacs] from 42 screens."
Bharat does well in the UK
Journalist Haroon Rashid wrote on Twitter, "#Bharat has stormed in to the UK box office chart at number 7 making £609,506 including previews. It's #SalmanKhan's 5th biggest Eid opener in the past decade. @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @itsBhushanKumar"
'What a run!'
Siddharth Kannan shared on Twitter, "150cr for #Bharat in 5 days with collections of 27.9cr on Sunday! What a run! Congrats @BeingSalmanKhan, #KatrinaKaif, @DishPatani, @WhoSunilGrover, @aliabbaszafar & d full team of @Bharat_TheFilm! #SidK #BharatStrongOn1stWeekend @atulreellife @itsBhushanKumar @nikhilnamit"
Bharat to fail Monday test?
"@BeingSalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif @aliabbaszafar #Bharat Day6 Monday collects ₹8.5Cr," film distributor and analyst Raj Bansal said via Twitter.
Around 55% fall on Monday?
Film trade analyst Girish Johar tweeted, "Around 55% fall in Monday BO ... it is more than expected ... #Bharat #EarlyTrends ...now weekdays have to worked upon much harder for sustenance & 2nd weekend key for life BO @BeingSalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif @DishPatani @aliabbaszafar"
Bharat earns Rs 10 crore on Monday?
Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala posted on Twitter, "#Bharat Early Estimates for Monday (Day 6) is around ₹ 10 Crs.. Decent hold for a Weekday.."