Actor Salman Khan-produced film, Notebook, starring debutant Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl, has raked in between Rs 60-70 lakh at the Box Office on its opening day. As reported by Box Office India, the film’s collection is far below expectations and three-times less than what Junglee, which released on the same day, has collected on its day 1. Also Read - Mahima Chaudhry Reveals 'Subhash Ghai Bullied Me, Asked Producers Not to Cast Me'
Notebook is set in the backdrop of Kashmir and is a love story from the pre-social media era. The lead stars of the film play characters named Firdaus and Kabir, who fall in love with each other through a notebook. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Nitin Kakkar, it has received positive reviews. However, that certainly hasn’t yet transformed into good numbers for the film. Also Read - Kick 2: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez Starrer's Script Locked By Sajid Nadiadwala
As per the reports, Notebook’s first-day collection is even lower than what Salman’s last produced film, Loveyatri, had collected at the Box Office. The film, starring the actor’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain, minted Rs 2.11 crore on its opening day. Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 Promo Out: Salman Khan Reveals New Logo of The Show | Watch Here
The music of Notebook, composed by Vishal Mishra, has got a thumbs up from the audience. The songs Nai Lagda and Laila have crawled up on the chartbuster’s list. Even Salman has contributed to the music album by crooning a song titled ‘Main Taare‘.
Recently, while talking about why he launches debutants under his production house, Salman told DNA, “Aayush (Sharma) and Warina (Hussain) were launched by me last October in Loveyatri. Barely five months later, my production house is backing Pranutan and Zaheer. It’s good to do so because new talent should come in. Both of them have trained hard.”
He added, “I’ve got lots of friends, they have children, but we’re not looking to launch all of them — only those who, we feel, will do well, have the personality, are hard-working and have a passion for a career in movies. So, Zaheer and Pranutan have worked hard to earn their breaks.”