Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra‘s latest release Kesari hit theatres yesterday, on Holi and marked Akshay’s second biggest opener after Gold. The film has minted Rs 20.5 crore on the first day of its release and now the entire film has been leaked online by piracy site Tamilrockers.
This is not the first time that a Bollywood film leaked on a piracy site. Recently released films like Captain Marvel, Luka Chuppi, Total Dhamaal got leaked by Tamilrockers. The Indian film industry is trying their best to stop movies from getting leaked online. The website received several warning from courts including Madras High Court but nothing seems to be working out since movies are still being leaked. A few days ago, Nawazudding Siddique and Sanya Malhotra’s Photograph was leaked online by Tamilrockers.
Kesari (Film poster)
Talking about the film, Kesari has minted Rs 21.50 crore on its first day marking Akshay’s second biggest opener after Gold. Film and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on his Twitter handle and wrote, “
#Kesari roars… Sets the BO on … Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 [so far]… After limited shows in morning/noon [ #Holi festivities], the biz witnessed massive growth from 3 pm/4 pm onwards… Evening shows saw terrific occupancy… Thu ₹ 21.50 cr. India biz”.
Earlier today, Akshay took to his Instagram to share a hilarious post urging fans to go and watch his film. He captioned it, “#Kesari has released… So I’m hiding in the bushes 😉 Catch me if you can in cinemas Worldwide”.
Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari is a period drama which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battles India had ever fought. The film hit theatres yesterday, on the day of the festival of colours, Holi. Akshay will also be seen in Good News with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mission Mangal. Parineeti, on the other hand, will soon be seen in Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar and Jabariya Jodi.