Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan’s latest romantic drama – Love Aaj Kal, failed to drag the audience to the theatres on day 5. The film fell flat at the Box Office on Wednesday and collected Rs 1.74 crore. The total collection of this Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan starrer now stands at Rs 33 crore, which is far lower than the expectations. The film’s box office collection dropped around 80 per cent on Monday i.e. Day 4. Also Read - Arjun Kapoor-Siddhant Chaturvedi Troll Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor-Bhumi Pednekar Rush to Line up For His 'Casting'
Helmed by Imtiaz Ali, Love Aaj Kal is a love story, released on Valentine’s Day (February 14). On its Day 1, the film got a decent box office opening at Rs 12.40 crore. Subsequently, it witnessed a massive decline in its box office earnings owing to the barrage of criticism such as “bad writing”, “poor editing” and “acting”, from viewers and critics. Also Read - Sara Ali Khan’s Odissi Dance ‘Battu’ Leaves Fans Floored, Watch Viral Video
Love Aaj Kal collected Rs 8.01 crore on Day 2 (Saturday). On Day 3 (Sunday), the box office earnings remained muted at Rs 8.01 crore. On Monday, Day 4, the film almost crashed at the box office and earned just Rs 2.75 crore. In total, the film has earned Rs 31.26 crore, till now. Early estimates show that on Tuesday (Day 5), it earned between Rs 1.5 crore and Rs 2 crore. Also Read - Kartik Aaryan Turns Chef as he Celebrates Sister's Birthday After 7 Years, Bakes Cake That Turned Into Biscuit
Sara-Kartik’s Love Aaj Kal is the second version of 2009-release of the same name. The film received mixed reviews from the critics. In most of the reviews, director Imtiaz Ali was criticised for bringing the same old confused love story of his protagonists who are struggling to identify their emotions and to explore their relationship. The director followed the same pattern that he did in his 2009 film with the same name that featured Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan in the lead. Both films showed romance across two generations. In the new Love Aaj Kal, the story is told through a couple set in 1990 and 2020 with Kartik playing dual roles – as Veer and Raghu.