Varun Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero crosses Rs 20 crore at the box office

Ileana and Varun in Main Tera HeroNew Delhi, April 7: Varun Dhawan-starrer Main Tera Hero has earned over Rs 20 crore in its opening weekend. The entertainer has collected a whopping net amount of Rs 22.73 crore in its opening weekend, said a statement.

Directed by David Dhawan and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, actor Tusshar Kapoor is happy with the figures as the movie performed well despite the World Twenty20 final between India and Sri Lanka in Bangladesh on April 6.

It is a mix of the commercial content, Varun’s screen presence and the movie’s promotions that have worked in favour of the entertainer, says an expert.

“So, Main Tera Hero withstood the opposition of the two big T20 World Cup matches (with India playing) to safely collect a Rs. 20 crore+ weekend, cheers,” Tusshar, the brother of producer Ekta Kapoor, tweeted.

Released in approximately 2,500 screens, the movie was made under a budget of around Rs. 50 crore.

Main Tera Hero is more commercial than Jal, which also released on April 4. It’s got the combination of Varun and David and since it is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, it is well promoted,” said Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines.

Jal on the other hand, is directed by first-timer Girish Malik and stars Purab Kohli as the lead actor.

“It is for a select audience, so it earned less than Rs. 50 lakh in three days,” said Thadani.