Befikre, directed by Aditya Chopra, opened last Friday to mostly unflattering reviews from critics. It deals with the theme of casual sex and no strings attached relationships, as experienced by the characters played by Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor.
On Monday morning, Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#Befikre Fri 10.36 cr, Sat 11.60 cr, Sun 12.40 cr. Total: 34.36 cr [2100 screens]. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 12, 2016
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt's Dear Zindagi has made almost Rs 65 crore so far, since releasing at the end of November:
#DearZindagi [Week 3] Fri 55 lacs, Sat 1.10 cr, Sun 1.30 cr. Weekend 3: 2.95 cr. Total: 64.44 cr. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 12, 2016
Befikre, set in Paris, is the fourth film Aditya Chopra has directed and his first without Shah Rukh Khan, with whom he made Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Of working with Ranveer, Aditya Chopra wrote in a statement before the film released that he wouldn't have made Befikre "if an actor called Ranveer Singh didn't exist."
In his review for NDTV.com, Saibal Chatterjee gave Befikre 2.5 stars, writing: "Befikre is a love story with a slight difference. If only it had more story and less love, it might have been a much better and more rounded film... In Befikre, what happens in Paris shouldn't have strayed beyond the main square of the Louvre."
Over the weekend, Ranveer, who has now been acting for six years, tweeted about watching Befikre with an audience:
Befikre, with music by Vishal-Shekhar, is the penultimate big Bollywood movie of the year. Aamir Khan's Dangal closes 2016 with a bang on December 23.
Ranveer Singh is currently working on his new movie Padmavati, co-starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. Vaani Kapoor, whose second film Befikre is, has not announced a new project.