KGF featuring actors Yash and Srinidhi Shetty is doing a decent business at the box office. The Kannada film has broken many records and also received positive response from the critics. The Hindi version of the movie minted Rs 7.44 crore in its third week and the total collection now stands at Rs 40.39 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office numbers on social media.

He took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “#KGF crosses ₹ 40 cr mark, which is truly commendable… [Week 3] Fri 90 lakhs, Sat 1.35 cr, Sun 2 cr, Mon 88 lakhs, Tue 85 lakhs, Wed 76 lakhs, Thu 70 lakhs. Total: ₹ 40.39 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.”

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Despite being a Kannada film, KGF has also impressed the Hindi audience. Ritesh Sidhwani from Excel Entertainment presented the Hindi version. Talking about the success, he said, “As long as the story is engaging, there will be some emotional connect to it. As long as the film connects with you, emotionally identifies with you, I don’t think language would be a barrier.”

KGF stands for Kolar Gold Fields. It is set in the backdrop of the late 70s and early 80s. The film traces the gold mining activities running by the mafia in Karnataka’s Kolar region. It also features Malavika Avinash, Achyuth Kumar and Anant Nag in crucial roles.

The movie is written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur.

A couple of days back, on Yash’s birthday, his fan burned himself after he couldn’t meet the star. The actor condemned such act. Speaking to the media, he said, “Is this fandom? No, I don’t think so. I have always told my fans to be responsible persons. I have conveyed to them many times through interviews and on social media that the only way they can show me appreciation is by being responsible, taking care of their families and being good human beings.”