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Bharat box office collection Day 7: Salman Khan film earns Rs 167.60 crore

Bharat box office collection Day 7: This Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif film has minted Rs 167.60 crore. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial is expected to touch the Rs 200 crore mark soon.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2019 2:09:49 pm
bharat box office Bharat box office collection Day 7: This Salman Khan film is working wonders at the box office.

Salman Khan starrer Bharat has earned Rs 167.60 crore. The film, which crossed the coveted Rs 150 crore mark in six days, earned Rs 8.30 crore on Tuesday.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, “#Bharat is steady on Day 7… Should cross ₹ 175 cr today [Day 8]… Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr, Sun 27.90 cr, Mon 9.20 cr, Tue 8.30 cr. Total: ₹ 167.60 cr. India biz.

The movie has become the biggest opener of Salman Khan’s career as it earned a whopping Rs 42.30 crore on day one. It is also the second highest grossing movie of 2019, second only to Vicky Kaushal’s military drama Uri: The Surgical Strike. It is likely that the Ali Abbas Zafar period drama might break Aditya Dhar film’s record.

Earlier, Salman Khan had made headlines as he repeatedly mentioned in several interviews how Priyanka Chopra had walked out of the movie at a crucial juncture.

“This is one of the amazing things Priyanka has done. It is a gutsy thing. She has worked so hard. I think she is one of the most hardworking actresses in Bollywood. It is so hard to keep a career here and there (the US). And then the most important film of her life, which would take her perhaps another 10-15 years to get…I mean, it is an amazing thing,” Salman had said during a media interaction.

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14:09 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Disha Patani: My family is proud of me

Talking about Bharat, Disha Patani shared, “It was such a positive film and had a good message. I’m so glad that my family liked me in the movie. They were genuinely proud of me, which was the best compliment for me.”

13:49 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Ali Abbas Zafar reveals an interesting story behind Bharat title

Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar said he wanted the film to be more than the journey of Salman Khan's character and hence, he wanted the title that would suit the story and as well as the protagonist.

“I thought Ram is an ideal hero from mythology. Could the character be called Arjun because he is doing it for his dharma, karma? Or should he be called Karna, a selfless hero. What do I call the film? I felt if he is synonymous with what the nation has been over the generations, he should be named after the country. One night at 3AM, I was tossing on the bed, thinking hard, and then I had it: Bharat,” he told PTI.

13:12 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Salman Khan on fitness regime for Bharat

"Putting on weight or cutting it down, both the journey's are difficult. We don't shoot everything at one stretch. It has usually 20 days or a month gap. In Bharat, for the younger role I had to lose a lot of weight. To shoot the middle-aged or old me, I had to put on weight. So, the journey was tough even though there was no action but to keep up the look, we had to go through it. It was painful because shoulder gives trouble, back gives trouble, never played tennis but tennis elbow comes in... you need to be on it," Salman Khan told Upasana Kamineni in an interview for a magazine.

12:30 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Can see the hardwork behind Bharat: Gurpreet Kaur Chadha

Actor-turned-politician Gurpreet Kaur Chadha had some good words to say about Salman Khan's film Bharat. She tweeted, "Finally caught @Bharat_TheFilm last night & I could see the sweat & hard work behind the making of the film. Locations, Partition story, Emotions, Comedy, action and above all the cast by @MukeshChhabraCC was mind blowing, Congrats @BeingSalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif @WhoSunilGrover"

12:03 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Bharat earns Rs 167.60 crore

Salman Khan film has earned a total of Rs 167.60 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Bharat is steady on Day 7... Should cross ₹ 175 cr today [Day 8]... Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr, Sun 27.90 cr, Mon 9.20 cr, Tue 8.30 cr. Total: ₹ 167.60 cr. India biz."

11:42 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Disha Patani on Bharat

11:20 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Salman Khan shares why he is proud of Bharat

After release of the film, Salman Khan took to Twitter to thank the audience for their love. He tweeted, "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"

11:03 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Bharat has been a great experience: Sunil Grover

"I am grateful and joyful that I got to be a part of this amazing film. First and foremost, it is a Salman Khan film. Secondly, it is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and thirdly, it has a great story and production value. It’s been a great experience working with the team for six months. The moment I read the script, I knew I had to do it. I actually feel lucky to be a part of Bharat," Bharat actor Sunil Grover told indianexpress.com.

10:40 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Katrina Kaif on Bharat: Loved the script from day one

“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,” an overwhelmed Katrina Kaif told DNA

10:20 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Salman Khan thanks team India for watching Bharat

Salman Khan took to Twitter to thank India's cricket team for watching Bharat. The actor also wished the team all the luck for World Cup 2019. "Thank you Bharat team for liking Bharat... shukriya bhaiyon for watching #Bharat in England...best wishes for the upcoming matches... pura #Bharat apke sath hai... #BharatJeetega" the tweet read.

10:00 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Sunil Grover feels 'lucky' to be part of Bharat

09:47 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Bharat eyes on making Rs 175 crore by end of Week 1

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared, "#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]."

09:20 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Bharat among top 5 highest grossing films of 2019

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the list of top five highest grossing films of 2019. He wrote, "Top 5 highest grossing films... 2019 releases...
1. #UriTheSurgicalStrike
2. #Bharat [still running]
3. #Kesari
4. #TotalDhamaal
5. #GullyBoy
As on 11 June 2019. Hindi films. Nett BOC. India biz."

09:00 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Katrina Kaif: Loved playing Kumud Raina in Bharat

"Kumud Raina, will always be so close to my heart. I will really miss this experience and have loved every minute of playing this role. Everyone in the team gave their heart and soul into making this film. Everyday on set felt like a special day." Katrina Kaif wrote on Instagram. 

08:41 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Team India watches Bharat

Indian cricketers MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and others watched Salman Khan starrer Bharat in UK amid the busy schedule of World Cup 2019. (Photo: Kedar Jadhav/Instagram)

08:20 (IST)12 Jun 2019
Around 10-12% fall on Tuesday?

Film trade analyst Girish Johar posted on Twitter, "Around 10~12% fall in Tuesday BO vis a vis Monday BO... #Bharat #EarlyTrends @BeingSalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif @DishPatani @aliabbaszafar"

While Bharat might have successfully wooed the Indian audience, it has received mixed reviews, with The Indian Express' film reviewer Shubhra Gupta giving it 2.5 stars.

"It’s a pity that the director-star duo don’t take this as far as they could. They had a story which had the potential to become a solid reckoner of post-Independence nation-building, and how things rolled from then on, and a free hand to craft it. But the opportunity is squandered in unnecessary songs and dances, an aiming-for-cheap-laughs bad-taste comic thread which involves making a stutterer the butt of jokes, and improbable situations: want to meet Hindi-film-song-loving-sea-pirates? Step right up," a section of her review read.