In just 3 days, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's Bharat has collected Rs 95.50 crore and is all set to enter the Rs 100 crore club today. With this total, the period drama is all set to become the fifth highest grosser beating Ajay Devgn's De De Pyaar De (Rs 97.01 crore) and Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Rs 100.05 crore). It is expected to surpass the business of Gully Boy by Sunday.
Top 10 grossers of 2019
Uri: The Surgical Strike - Rs 245.56 crore
Kesari - Rs 154.41 crore
Total Dhamaal - Rs 154.23 crore
Gully Boy - Rs 140.25 crore
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi - Rs 100.05 crore
De De Pyaar De - 97.01 crore
Bharat - Rs 95.50 crore
Luka Chuppi - Rs 94.75 crore
Badla - Rs 88 crore
Kalank - Rs 80.35 crore
Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, brings Salman back to the big screen a year after Race 3, which too coincided with Eid. The new film features the Dabangg star in six different looks ranging from a young circus champion to a 60-year-old man where he is spotted with grey strands of hair. After receiving a positive response from the audience, Zafar said in a statement: "It is humbling to be showered this kind of love by audiences. I have tried to present Salman Khan in a totally new light and as a totally new hero with 'Bharat'. "I'm ecstatic that audiences have liked our attempt to make 'Bharat' a thoroughly entertaining joyride that also has its soul in the right place."
The movie, presented by T-Series, is produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar under the banner of Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd, and Salman Khan Films. A period drama, it also features Katrina Kaif.
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