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Bharat box office collection Day 9: Salman Khan starrer continues to pull in moviegoers

Bharat box office collection Day 9: Salman Khan starrer is expected to slow down at the box office. The film's total collection stands at Rs 173.85 crore.

Bharat box office collection Day 9
Bharat box office collection Day 9: Salman Khan film eyes Rs 200 crore mark.

Superstar Salman Khan’s Bharat had a blockbuster beginning at the box office. The film started off its journey with a collection of Rs 42.30 crore.

Within a few days, the film crossed the Rs 150 crore mark at the box office. According to Bollywood Hungama, the film’s total collection stands at Rs 173.85 crore.

Now, it seems it will be hard for the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial to hold a strong grip at the box office in the coming days.

Bharat received immense love from the audience and critics.

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film two and a half stars. She mentioned in her review, “The good thing about the film, despite its eye-roll moments, is its attempt to create an ‘ordinary’ man without any particular skills. And the underlining of a nation which belongs to us all. Vilayati, played excellently by Grover, is a Muslim. The dialogue may be over-the-top but it takes us back to the time when pan-Indian films would speak fearlessly about dosti and bhaichara amongst sworn enemies, about how people are the same everywhere, and that the Partition hasn’t divided dils, which still beat for each other. Yes, it’s all very Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and all very ‘filmi’, haha, but who doesn’t love the idea of long-separated loved ones being reunited? Treacle it may be, but the tears are real. And moving: my eyes were moist, even when I knew I was being played.”

Bharat also starred Katrina Kaif in the lead role. Earlier, the role was offered to Priyanka Chopra. When asked if the praise for her performance also acted as a relief considering she stepped into the shoes of one of the most talented actors in the industry, Katrina said, “I never thought that way until you pointed out. But taking that into consideration, yes, it’s a great validation and feedback. I have tried to maintain a philosophy of my life which is I am not really looking over my shoulder to see what another person is doing

“I just have to be able to answer the question to myself every day on set: ‘Have you done everything that you could have done to prepare you for what happens today?’ If the answer is yes, I feel content. It is not easy to be able to answer yes to that question. It takes a lot of work. A lot of work off the set. That work has to be done alone. You don’t get acknowledgement or pats on the back,” the actor concluded.

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Disha Patani on the best compliment she got for Bharat

Disha Patani shared a recent interview, "So glad that my family liked me in the movie", and called it the best compliment. She added. "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."

Bharat is full of entertainment

"Watched a #SalmanKhan movie in theatre after 4 years..#bharat is full entertainment and worth watching @WhoSunilGrover has played a great supporting role!! Hats off sir 👏👏👏," tweeted @nikhil_kamath20.

Some more photos from Bharat's special film screening

Some more photos from Bharat's special film screening

Trade analyst Sumit Kadel shares economics of #Bharat

Behind the scenes of Bharat song "Chashni"

Fashion designer Ashley Rebello shared a behind the scenes clip of Bharat song "Chashni", featuring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Sunil Grover aka Bharat's Vilayati with director Ali Abbas Zafar

 
 
 
 
 
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Super hit film Bharat ke nirdeshak @aliabbaszafar ke sath swayam Vilayati ❤️ iss chitr ka Aanand lein.

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Katrina Kaif reveals her work philosophy

Katrina Kaif said in a recent interview with indianexpress.com it is great to be in this phase but she doesn’t want to get too attached to it. "I just have to be able to answer the question to myself every day on set: ‘Have you done everything that you could have done to prepare you for what happens today?’ If the answer is yes, I feel content. It is not easy to be able to answer yes to that question. It takes a lot of work. A lot of work off the set. That work has to be done alone. You don’t get acknowledgement or pats on the back," said Katrina.

Salman Khan thanked @1947Partition for getting the Bharat team to meet so many families

'Negativity surrounding Bharat is intentional'

@RaunakVerma18 tweeted, "I strongly feel the negativity surrounding #Bharat is intentional & from the lobby of people who can't digest #SalmanKhan success. Such people always wonder how Salman make it happen each time his film releases? But the audience is smart & shouldn't believe the -ve word of mouth."

Sunil Grover shares a click with Bharat's producer Atul Agnihotri

 
 
 
 
 
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Apni ‘Bharat’ film ke nirmata, @atulreellife . the coolest man on the planet. 👏.

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Katrina Kaif on her hits and misses

Bharat star Katrina Kaif, who has been in the industry for over 15 years now, shared during a group interview that both the hits and the misses stick for a while and an artiste just has to get habitual to the nature of Bollywood. She said, “Because when you do have the low phases—which will come for everyone—when you have the misses, those stick for a while. Then when something starts working, that sticks for a while too! You have the best of both worlds."

'Thank you Indian cricket team for watching Bharat'

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif thanked the Indian cricket team for taking some time out of their busy World Cup schedule to watch Bharat.

'Bharat is among the most "honest" efforts in recent times'

"A lot of people asked me about my review of #Bharat , especially the ratings. I would say, it is among the most "honest" efforts in recent times to make a good family on such a huge scale. It wasn't one of those products just churned out, but a genuine attempt to spread niceness, "tweeted @HimeshMankad.

Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar all set to answer the most asked questions

Salman Khan is all praise for Jackie Shroff

Salman Khan, while talking about supporting cast in Bharat, in an interview to Bollywood Hungama said, "Jackie Shroff has made whole beginning of the film so convincing that because of first 5 minutes, you watch that 2 and half hour of the film."

'Bharat is among the most "honest" efforts in recent times'

"A lot of people asked me about my review of #Bharat , especially the ratings. I would say, it is among the most "honest" efforts in recent times to make a good family on such a huge scale. It wasn't one of those products just churned out, but a genuine attempt to spread niceness, "tweeted @HimeshMankad.

'Filmmaking is a team work'

Katrina Kaif, in a recent interview to Bollywood Hungama, talked about her role in Bharat and said, "Film making is a team work. Its the director, its the writing, its the role, its the costar, its what you create together, its the whole environment and that's..."

Our verdict

"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," The Indian Express' film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her review.

Katrina Kaif on Bharat's success

Overwhelmed with the positive response to her movie, Katrina told DNA, “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.”

'Grateful that I got to be a part of this amazing film'

"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," Sunil Grover said on working in Bharat.

Salman Khan on Bharat's success

"My validation comes from box office collections. That means people have liked or not liked a film. It doesn’t make a difference if someone has given it so many stars (rating), no stars or ridiculed the film. This happens. It’s their bread and butter. God bless them. Give them two more bread,” Salman Khan recently said in a group interview on the success of the movie.  

'Bharat will easily cross Rs 200 crore'

Film distributor and trade analyst Raj Bansal tweeted, "@BeingSalmanKhan #Bharat collects ₹170Cr. in its First week (9Days) Will easily cross ₹200Cr. in its Second week."

In a recent interview, Salman Khan remarked he is indifferent to how film critics receive his film because he only cares about the box office collections.

“My validation comes from box office collections. That means people have liked or not liked a film. It doesn’t make a difference if someone has given it so many stars (rating), no stars or ridiculed the film. This happens. It’s their bread and butter. God bless them. Give them two more bread,” Salman said.