Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer Badla has picked up the pace at the Box Office. Benefitting from the good word-of-mouth, the Sujoy Ghosh directorial has raked in Rs 13.59 crore in two days. The Friday collection of the film was Rs 5.04 crore while Saturday brought in Rs 8.55 crore. Completing the first weekend for the film, Sunday is also expected to collect good numbers for the film. Badla is expected to earn more than Rs 10 crore on its first Sunday at the ticket window.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest Box Office figures of the film. He wrote, “#Badla records superb growth on Day 2… Metros/multiplexes are rocking… Day 3 [Sun] will score higher numbers… Eyes ₹ 23 cr [+/-] opening weekend 👍👍👍… On course to be a HIT… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 8.55 cr. Total: ₹ 13.59 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 16.03 cr.” (sic)
A remake of a Spanish thriller titled The Invisible Guest, Badla is a murder mystery and has been produced by Shah Rukh Khan. The superstar has been promoting the film with Big B by organising fun chats and taking part in social media conversations.
Earlier, when talking about her character in the film, Taapsee told IndiaWest, “I wanted to do it when the producer Sunil Khetarpal pitched the story to me. At that point of time, even Sujoy Ghosh as director was not locked, and I said I will do it if they gave me the boy’s role instead of that of the girlfriend. Sunil said he will have to discuss that, I have no idea with whom, but they finally agreed. I think they even saw a certain dynamic in Amitabh Bachchan-sir and me coming together after ‘Pink,’ again as lawyer and client, and that gave the whole story so much more dimension, and the layers automatically changed.”