Finally, the anticipated day has arrived, and theres a big Box Office clash. According to early trade reports, Dilwale has received a strong opening, while Bajirao Mastani is on for a slow start.
According to trade website, boxofficeindia.com, “Dilwale had a strong opening of around 65% while Bajirao Mastani was slower with a 30% start on average with the clash really only happening in multiplexes of Mumbai and Pune while the rest of the country saw a healthy advantage for Dilwale.”
However, due to extreme protests by the ruling BJP, Bajirao Mastani shows have been cancelled in various parts of Pune. The BJP has threatened to go violent if the shows are not cancelled, and the party activists have gathered outside the multiplexes and cinemas showing Bajirao Mastani, threatening to call off the screenings.
It’s too early to come to any conclusion yet, as it is just the beginning. Dilwale, however, had a very good advance booking, as compared to Bajirao Mastani.