The film, which received the mixed reviews, rode high on Salman Khan's star power!
It was long gone conclusion that the Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty-launch vehicle, Hero, would have a flying start, all thanks to Salman Khan. Even though he is just one of the producers of the film, he has backed the film as if he is the main lead, promoting the film as much as he can along with the stars, and as well even lending his voice to the title track. And the efforts show in the first day collections!
Yesterday, we ran an article where trade analyst, Akshay Rathi, predicted that film would make Rs. 6.25 crore on the opening day. Well, his prediction was very close to the mark. As per Taran Adarsh, the film had managed to bring in Rs. 6.85 crore on Day 1. This is what he tweeted,
So far so good for both the newcomers. But with the film receiving not-so-great reviews, with critics blaming the contrived plot and sloppy melodrama, we need to see if the film continues to rake in great collections over the weekend against the backlash!
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