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‘Main Tera Hero’ crosses Rs200m mark

Varun Dhawan-starrer Main Tera Hero has earned more than Rs200 million (Dh12.2 million) in its opening weekend.

The entertainer has collected a whopping Rs227.3 million in its opening weekend, said a statement.

Directed by David Dhawan and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, actor Tusshar Kapoor is happy with the figures as the movie performed well despite the world Twenty20 final between India and Sri Lanka in Bangladesh April 6.

It is a mix of the commercial content, Dhawan’s screen presence and the movie’s promotions that have worked in favour of the entertainer, says an expert.

“So, Main Tera Hero withstood the opposition of the two big T20 World Cup matches [with India playing] to safely collect a Rs200m weekend, cheers,” Kapoor, the brother of producer Ekta Kapoor, tweeted.

Released in approximately 2,500 screens, the movie was made with a budget of around Rs500 milion.

Main Tera Hero is more commercial than Jal, which also released on April 4. It’s got the combination of Varun and David and since it is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, it is well promoted,” Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said.

Jal on the other hand, is directed by first-timer Girish Malik and stars Purab Kohli as the lead actor.

“It is for a select audience, so it earned less than Rs5 million in three days,” said Thadani.