Sooraj, Athiya’s ‘Hero’ shows an upward trend, collects Rs 21.20 cr in opening weekend
Salman Khan’s production venture ‘Hero’, starring newbies Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, has shown an upward trend in its collections, and has managed to earn Rs 21.20 cr on its opening weekend.
The movie did a fairly good business on its opening day too and collected Rs 6.85 cr followed by Rs 6.62 cr on day two.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the break-up of ‘Hero’s collections.
#Hero has a GOOD opening weekend, with biz stabilising on Sunday. Fri 6.85 cr, Sat 6.62 cr, Sun 7.73 cr. Total: ₹ 21.20 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 14, 2015
Salman Khan tried to give the best launch pad to the two star kids. “The biggest challenge for me in this movie was not to care about the budget. Caring about the budget even a bit, could make this film into a disastrous film. So the kind of budgets that I work on, we’ve done the same budget for Athiya and Sooraj because their journey starts from this film onwards, so we didn’t want to leave any stone unturned,” Salman had said.
Salman Khan was even seen accompanying Sooraj and Athiya to every press meet. He had organised a special screening of the movie for Athiya and her parents actor Suniel Shetty and Mana Shetty and Sooraj and his parents – actor Aditya Pancholi and actress Zarina Wahab.
‘Hero’ is the official remake of the 1983 movie of the same name, which marked the debut of Jackie Shroff . The movie was directed by Subhash Ghai, who has now co-produced the remake with Salman.
Salman Khan is using all possible techniques to promote the film. On Friday (September 11), the actor had tweeted that he would sign 100 tickets of ‘Hero’ sent to him by his fans.
Directed by Nikhil Advani, ‘Hero’ released on September 11.