With the announcement of 'Dhadak', the big (and tiring) nepotism debate started all over again. The issue was raised in uncountable interviews, and mentor Karan Johar was slammed again and again (not that he cared).
However, the first-day collection of 'Dhadak' shows the outrage didn't affect viewers, as the movie has earned Rs. 8.71 crore on release day.
KJo has emerged the star, again.
'Dhadak' unseats 'Student of the Year' in terms of collections
Just like 'Dhadak', 'Student Of The Year' too starred two products of nepotism: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Despite a bad story, and being a movie even KJo wasn't proud of, SOTY earned Rs. 7.48 crore on the first day.
'Dhadak' has become the highest grosser featuring newcomers: Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter.
Interestingly, a Dharma movie has trumped another offering of theirs.
In race with movies featuring newcomers, 'Dhadak' trumps all
On release day, 'Dhadak' earned more than 'Hero' (Rs. 6.85 crore), 'Heropanti' (Rs. 6.63 crore), 'Ishaqzaade' (Rs. 4.54 crore), 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' (Rs. 3.45 crore), 'Saawariya' (Rs. 3 crore) and 'Vicky Donor' (Rs. 2 crore).
All the aforementioned movies had at least one debutant actor in the lead pair.
Trade experts believe 'Dhadak' may earn Rs. 20 crore in the first weekend.
Karan Johar is all hearts for 'Dhadak', obviously!