SRK's 'Fan' mints Rs.19.20 crore on opening day

Apr 18, 2016 IANS

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan's highly anticipated film “Fan”, which features King Khan in a double role of a superstar and his obsessed fan, has impressed the audiences in India. The Maneesh Sharma directorial has minted over Rs.19.20 crore on its opening day on Friday.

Made on a budget of Rs.105 crore, including publicity and advertisements, “Fan” released in over 3500 screen in India and over 4600 screens around the world. The film, which also stars Waluscha De Sousa and Shriya Pilgaonkar, has collected Rs.19.20 crore on its opening day, said a statement.

Released under the Yash Raj Films banner, “Fan” tells the story of Gaurav, who wishes to meet his favourite star Aryan and later turns obsessed by him and tries to destroy his stardom.

Interestingly, both the characters have been played by Shah Rukh himself.

Not only the critics and the audience, the film has been given a thumbs up by a lot of celebrities who have applauded the film over social media.

With such an impressive start, the buzz for the film is now expected to grow at the box office over the weekend, says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

“'Fan' records fantastic biz on Friday. Multiplexes/metros are rocking. Friday Rs.19.20 crore. India biz. Saturday and Sunday biz is crucial to put up a strong total,” Adarsh posted on Twitter on Saturday.

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