#NaamShabana is DECENT... Sat growth: 24.41%... Sun growth: 14.13%... Fri 5.12 cr, Sat 6.37 cr, Sun 7.27 cr. Total: Rs 18.76 cr. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 3, 2017
#NaamShabana performed better than some recent releases... Plexes of major centres fared well... Weekdays pivotal... Data in next tweet...? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 3, 2017
Naam Shabana is actually a spin-off of Akshay Kumar's 2015 film Baby and provides the back story of Shabana Kaif, the secret agent played by Taapsee. In his review for NDTV Movies, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "When we saw Shabana the first time around, in 2015's Baby, she had only 20 minutes of screen time to showcase her supple moves. But she left the audience in no doubt about her steely resolve. She revealed dazzling flashes of her bare-hands combat skills in the espionage drama from which the story of her induction into spydom has been spun off. The result isn't a smooth yarn. It is a wan, wishy-washy, wearied weave."
The Bollywood Khiladi also has an extended cameo as senior agent Ajay Singh Rajput in the film.
Naam Shabana is directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey, who helmed Baby. Actors Manoj Bajpayee and Elli Avram join Baby castmates Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Madhurima Tuli in significant roles. South actor Prithviraj Sukumaran features as a menacing arms dealer in the film.