Simmba has collected a total of Rs 159.83 crore so far with its Friday collections standing at Rs 9.02 crore. The Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer has refused to slow down at the Box Office. After crossing the mark of Rs 150 crore in seven days, the Rohit Shetty directorial is on its way to enter the Rs 200 crore club in its second week.
Announcing the eighth-day collection, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and wrote: “#Simmba starts Week 2 with a bang… Will cross ₹ 175 cr in Weekend 2 itself… Will make an entry into ₹ 200 cr Club before Week 2 concludes… [Week 2] Fri 9.02 cr. Total: ₹ 159.83 cr. India biz” (sic)
Simmba will be Rohit’s third film to be registering a total of Rs 200 crore after Golmaal Again (2018) and Chennai Express (2013). It’s already the director’s eighth film in the coveted Rs 100 crore club. With this, Rohit is also the only Bollywood director to have got eight back-to-back Rs 100 films in his kitty.
While Simmba has been liked by both by the audience and the critics, it received criticism for using rape as a selling point of the story. However, Rohit doesn’t agree with the criticism. In his latest interview with Pinkvilla, the director said that at this point in his career, he doesn’t need to use ‘rape’ as a subject to design the selling strategy for his film. He said, “The film has been censored without a single cut. It’s very easy to glorify and cash on that, but I’ve never done that in my life. At this point in my career, if I may say so, I don’t require a plot or an issue like this to sell my product. It just came genuinely from my heart and this is my point of view. When you see the movie, there might be a debate on cops killing the rapists but that’s my POV. That is what I feel should be done, it is an individual point of view, the director’s point of view”.