‘Bharat’: Salman Khan magic spell rakes Rs 42.3 cr on day 1

‘Bharat’: Salman Khan magic spell rakes Rs 42.3 cr on day 1

Agency News

New Delhi, June 7: Salman Khan starrer 'Bharat' broke all records and is roaring loud in theatres with the biggest box office opening ever for the superstar.

The magic spell of Salman Khan over his fans has garnered humongous numbers of Rs 42.3 crore, irrespective of the hyped India v/s South Africa World Cup match on the first day of its release.

After receiving appreciations and setting the records straight with the release on 'Bharat', Salman is beaming with pride and expressed gratitude to his fans. The superstar couldn't contain his excitement and 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'.

'Bharat' has marked a huge first-day collection of around Rs 43 crore which would also be the highest opening day collection ever for a Salman starrer beating the numbers of the actor’s own 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'.

'Bharat' has also marked the second highest collection of all times for a Hindi film after 'Thugs Of Hindostan' which marked a moolah of Rs 50 crore at the box office.

It is Salman’s spell all over with director Ali Abbas Zafar after previously delivering hits, the strong foundation of a storyline which is not only an entertainer but a soulful journey of a man and a nation along with a groovy dose of music numbers that 'Bharat' has won the hearts on its first day itself.

The numbers are huge all over the Hindi film markets with even single screens witnessing an extraordinary turnout from the fans waiting to see the Salman extravaganza. The collections of some cities from Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to name a few are coming in as the highest ever.

'Bharat' is produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar under the banner of Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd. and Salman Khan Films, presented by T-Series.

The film is Hindi-language historical period drama written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. (UNI)