Touted as a tribute to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Shashank Khaitan’s directorial debut Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in the lead role, has collected Rs 9 crore on it’s opening day. This is by far the biggest opening the Dhawan lad has got after making his debut in Karan Johar’s candyfloss college drama Student Of The Year and then tasting his second success in the form of papa (David) Dhawan’s  production Main Tera Hero.

Relying mainly on it’s witty dialogues and fabulous  performances from the lead pair, HSKD completes a successful hat-trick  for Alia Bhatt. Already on a roll with two successful movies such as Highway and 2 States, the spunky babe has proved that she has emerged as one of the rarest talents in B-town.

As for the Dhawan lad. We must say that he has finally arrived. Having made a sparkling debut with Student Of The Year, two years back, the energetic dude has proved he has it in him to carry a film entirely on his shoulder. His solo lead movie Main Tera Hero had opened with  Rs. 6.60 crore net.  And now HSKD has gone  past Rs 9 crore net as the opening day collection stand in the country. Numbers also suggest that HSKD  is the seventh highest opening for the year 2014.