As expected, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy featuring actors Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh has opened to a good start. The film minted Rs 18.70 crore on the first day of its release and the numbers are expected to grow on weekends. With people praising the film and no big release in the coming week, Gully Boy is surely going to earn good amount. Alia and Ranveer have worked together in a film for the first time and are getting positive response for their performances. Well, it won’t be wrong to say that ‘inka time aa gaya’.

The box office numbers were shared by Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on social media. He took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “#GullyBoy takes a massive start… #ValentineDay – not an official holiday – has given a big boost… Metros are rocking, contribute to superb total… Thu ₹ 18.70 cr [3350 screens]. India biz.”

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It will be interesting to see if the film makes it to Rs 100 crore club.

Gully Boy is inspired from life of street rappers Divine and Naezy. In it, Ranveer plays the role of a rapper and Alia is seen as his love interest. While talking about the movie, Zoya said at the trailer launch event, “It is not a biopic on Divine and Naezy. It is a fictional story. It is inspired by them and their music. They worked with us on the script to make it authentic. There are lot of things from their life but it is not a biopic.”

On a related note, Ranveer’s last film, Simmba was a box office success. He has started prepping for ’83 in which he will be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev. Alia, on the other hand, will next be seen in Kalank.