Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra’s film Kesari which hit theatres yesterday, on the day of the festival of colours, Holi, minted Rs 21.50 crore on the first day of its release. This historical drama is Akshay’s first release of the year and is also the biggest opener so far.
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.” This is Akshay’s second big opener after Gold.
It has just been a day since the release of the film and it has already leaked online by the piracy site Tamilrockers. This is not the first time that a Bollywood film leaked on a piracy site. Recently released films like Captain Marvel, Photograph, Luka Chuppi, Total Dhamaal among others got leaked online by Tamilrockers.
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.