The latest news about Diana Penty’s comeback film Happy Bhag Jayegi might bring her some relief. The film, which opened moderately at the box office on Friday, saw growth in its collections by Sunday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#HappyBhagJayegi Fri 2.32 cr, Sat 3.81 cr, Sun 4.58 cr. Total: ₹ 10.71 cr. India biz… Has to stay afloat on weekdays to leave a mark.”
The film which is struggling to stay upbeat amidst the mega turnover of Akshay Kumar’s Rustom, seems to be gaining momentum majorly by word of mouth publicity. Rustom has crossed the Rs 100-crore mark and is ruling the charts ever since its release last week. It has also taken down Hrithik Roshan’s much-anticipated film Mohenjo Daro.
Akshay who doesn’t have to try too hard to capture the ticket windows, was eating up the moolah for Happy Bhag Jayegi too. However, if Diana’s film manages to maintain the upswing for few more days, it might just become one of the sleeper hits this year. Happy Bhag Jayegi is a rom-com about a runaway bride from Amritsar, who mistakenly lands up in Lahore. Its apparent ban in Pakistan for showing a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is nevertheless affecting its overseas business.
Made at a moderate budget, the film also stars Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergil, Ali Fazal and Piyush Mishra. Directed by Mudassar Ziz and produced by Tanu Weds Manu filmmaker Anand L Rai, the film has at least brought Diana back into the arena. Considering her part in her last film Cocktail was much appreciated, her fans are now waiting to see her more on the big screen.