Despite facing stiff competition from Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, John Abraham's Batla House continued its steady run at the ticket windows. In fact, the film showed substantial growth over the weekend and currently stands with the grand total of Rs 83.78 crore. The film is now expected to cross the lifetime business of Satyameva Jayate in the upcoming days and emerge as John Abraham's fourth-highest grosser of all-time after Housefull 2, Race 2 and Welcome Back.
Here are the top grossers of John Abraham:
Housefull 2 – Rs 114 crore
Race 2 – Rs 102 crore
Welcome Back – Rs 97 crore
Satyameva Jayate - Rs 89.05 crore
Batla House - Rs 83.78 crore*
Dishoom – Rs 70 crore
Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran – Rs 66 crore
Shootout At Wadala – Rs 62 crore
Desi Boyz – Rs 53 crore
Madras Cafe – Rs 45 crore
John Abraham revealed the biggest gift that director Nikkhil Advani and he received for Batla House to us in an exclusive conversation. The 46-year-old who plays the role of police officer Sanjay Kumar Yadav (the real-life DCP whose life inspired Batla House film), said, "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."
Continuing his chat with us, John further explained how difficult and easy it was for him to essay Sanjeev's role on the big screen. "It was easy for me because I had Sanjeev Kumar Yadav whom I could call and meet to understand what he went through. At the same time, it was hard for me because I had to match up to what he was like in real life," said John.
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