John Abraham starrer Batla House, directed by Nikkhil Advani is unstoppable at the box office. Within just 14 days of its release, the action-thriller has earned Rs 90.04 crore. And if the early estimates are to believed, Batla House raked in approximately Rs 1.75 crore at the ticket windows. Going by the early estimates, the 15-day box office collection of John Abraham's film now stands Rs 91.79 crore. And it is huge. If the film continues its steady run at the BO, it will soon enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club.
Revealing the biggest reward that he received for Batla House, John exclusively told us, "The biggest reward for me and Nikkhil (Advani) was when Sanjeev (Kumar Yadav) and his wife said that I played Sanjeev's character down-to-tee. His wife also mentioned that I got his pauses, laughter, and everything perfect and that I never took a wrong step while playing Sanjeev on the screen and that is the biggest reward for us. These words coming from the man himself and his wife, I think we have done the job."
For the ones unaware, Batla House is based on the controversial Batla House encounter that took place in September 2008, between the Delhi Police and five suspected terrorists. John plays Sanjay Kumar, a police officer, modeled on DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav of the Delhi Police's special cell.
Nikkhil Advani's directorial also stars Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan, Manish Chaudhary, Sonam Arora, Alok Pandey, Rajesh Sharma, Nora Fatehi, Chirag Katrecha, Yatharth Kansal, Utkarsh Rai, Niranjan Jadhao, Faizan Khan, Kranti Prakash Jha, and Sahidur Rahman. Jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham and Sandeep Leyzell, Batla House released on August 15 and locked horns with Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal on the same day.
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