Salman Khan's Dabangg 3, which faced a huge obstacle in the form of CAA protests has managed to put up a healthy total of on its first day as it collected Rs 24.50 crore. The collections could have been much higher but the protests across the nation hampered its business in a large way. Despite all of that, Dabangg 3 has crushed biggies like Kabir Singh, Saaho, Kesari and Batla House to become the fourth biggest opener of the year after War, Bharat and Mission Mangal.
Biggest openers of 2019
War - Rs 53.35 crore
Bharat Rs - 42.30 crore
Mission Mangal - 29.16 crore
Dabangg 3 - Rs 24.50 crore
Saaho - Rs 24.20 crore
Kalank - Rs 21.60 crore
Kesari - Rs 21.06 crore
Kabir Singh - Rs 20.21 crore
Batla House - Rs 15.55 crore
Student of the year 2 - Rs 12.06 crore
Super 30 - Rs 11.75 crore
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Unlike, the second installment, which which was directed by Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz Khan, Dabangg 3 is helmed by Prabhudheva. When asked about the reason behind this, the megastar told us, "We didn't want Arbaaz's BP (blood pressure) to shift. His BP levels are very good right now, and we didn't want his BP to go high again. So, Arbaaz himself had suggested that we should take someone else to direct it (laughs), and that's how we got Prabhudheva on board."
On the other hand, Arbaaz Khan said, "Well, I think, we wanted to give a slightly fresh perspective to the film and there as this seven-year gap and I also got involved in a couple of things. Maybe I felt, you know, producer, director, and actor was a bit of too much with a lot of things happening in my life on my personal and professional front. The focus and the time required was (much) I think I could contribute more as a producer and an actor. But as a director that extreme focus. (I thought) Maybe this time, I could take the back seat."
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