"Shah Rukh is a bigger star. He is such a big star that even if he would have come on any day, he would have got a good opening,"said Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But The Black director is happy that word of mouth has helped Bajirao Mastani gain momentum at the box office
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani, which stars big Bollywood names like Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanaka Chopra, is a little short of the 100 crore benchmark, while Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's Dilwale, managed a score of Rs 102.65 in its first week
Trade analyst Komal Nahta, who announced the news on Twitter, wrote: Opening of #Dilwale ranges from good to very good to excellent. Opening of #BajiraoMastani is ordinary to fair, but good at places. Bajirao Mastani, which stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, has, however, won high praise from the critics
"Clashes are obviously not great," actor Shah Rukh Khan, who stars in and has produced Dilwale, told IANS. SRK's movies usually have record-breaking number of screens, but for Dilwale, the actor says he has only about '50 percent of them'. He adds that his new movie 'cannot' break records'