#NaamShabana Fri 5.12 cr, Sat 6.37 cr, Sun 7.27 cr, Mon 2.54 cr. Total: Rs 21.30 cr. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 4, 2017
On March 31, Taapsee Pannu's film clashed with movies like Rahul Bose's Poorna, Hollywood's The Boss-Baby and Oscar-winning Iranian film The Salesman. Taapsee, who plays the role of a determined and strong-willed secret agent, trained extensively in martial arts and combat for her part in the film. In his review for NDTV Movies, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "One half of Naam Shabana spells out the impact that the heroine's trials and tribulations have on her career choice. Once she gets into the swing of things - the eager greenhorn is picked to lead the charge against a particularly pernicious villain - she is sent hopping from one location to another in pursuit of her quarry."
Actor Akshay Kumar has an extended cameo in the film but Neeraj Pandey told news agency PTI: "We don't want to mislead the audience in believing that everyone is part of the film and it's on the lines of Baby. It's based on her (Taapsee) character it's a spin-off. She leads the cast."
Naam Shabana successfully reunites the original Baby castmates - Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Madhurima Tuli - with Manoj Bajpayee and Elli Avram as new joinees. South actor Prithviraj Sukumaran plays an arms dealer, the main antagonist in the film.