Shah Rukh Khan‘s latest film, Zero, hasn’t been able to pack a punch at the Box Office. After facing a good dip in the collections on Saturday, the film has collected Rs 20.71 crore on Sunday. The Aanand L Rai directorial has received mixed reviews from the critics and the viewers alike. However, the Box Office numbers show that the film has failed to impress the audience.
Revealing the Sunday collection of Zero on Twitter, trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted, “#Zero has clearly underperformed… Remained on similar levels over the weekend… No turnaround / big jump in biz… #Christmas holiday [tomorrow] should boost biz… Real test on Wed and Thu… Fri 20.14 cr, Sat 18.22 cr, Sun 20.71 cr. Total: ₹ 59.07 cr. India biz”. (sic)
Now, with Christmas ahead, the numbers are expected to see a rise. The film has so far collected Rs 59.07 crore in its first weekend, and if the pace remains the same, Zero will soon become a thing of the past as next week, Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba is hitting the theatres. The film is a quintessential Bollywood drama and features Sara Ali Khan opposite Ranveer. Director Rohit Shetty has promised Simmba will be a fun and entertaining film.
Meanwhile, even though Zero’s performance at the Box Office is poor, the performances of the actors in the film have been appreciated. In fact, Katrina Kaif, who plays the character of superstar Babita Singh in Zero, has been deemed as the highlight of the film with SRK a complete surprise package and Anushka Sharma as the one who gives life to the film.
Earlier, while talking to Khaleej Times, Shah Rukh explained why he chooses to play characters like Bauua Singh on-screen, that demand more emotional investment from his part. The actor said that he just takes up a character without thinking what people would say about it. He explained, “I am actually rather confused – should I be doing what people say? I’ve never believed that. The 30 years I have worked, I’ve just woken up in the morning and my wife and everyone keep asking me, how do you have so much love and happiness going and doing something. It’s never been for money or stardom. but people don’t believe that. People have their own reservations about how and why I do a film. ‘He must be doing this to earn money, for commercial success.’ I just wake up – I’ve always been an actor that way and I get tired sometimes explaining it. I wake up and say, this is what I want to do”.