Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest comedy film Bala has turned out to be his biggest opener. Made on an estimated budget of INR 25 crore, the film was released on more than 3,550 screens worldwide and collected between INR 10-12 crore on Friday, the first day of its release. Due to good reviews and positive word-of-mouth, the film witnessed impressive growth on Saturday, minting another INR 15 crore, bringing the total earnings to approximately INR 25 crore.
Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel has predicted that the film will continue to perform well at the ticket windows. He wrote on Twitter, “#Bala in all probability would be @ayushmannk career 3rd ₹ 100 cr nett grosser, that too in a span of 13 months. Bala shall also be Ayushman 7th consecutive HIT, and overall 9th HIT of his career. This man is having a dream and HISTORIC run at the BO.”
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In the film, Ayushmann plays a 25-year-old man who is facing premature baldness and struggles in his love life and career as a result of this. Bala’s unusual theme and Ayushmann’s presence have managed to attract audiences to the theatres. Ayushmann took to Instagram to thank his fans for their response. Posting a funny picture of a bald man cycling by a poster of Bala on a street, he wrote, “Aaj yeh film meri nahi hai. Aapki hai. Yeh kahaani sirf #Bala ki nahi hai. Un sabhi Bala jaise sadak pe chalte logon ki hai joh khud ki talaash mein hain. Pyaar ke liye shukriya." Yami Gautam, who plays the female lead in Bala along with Bhumi Pednekar, shared the same picture on her Instagram and wrote, “#Bala ....naam toh abb suna hi hoga!!! Team Bala thanks you for all the love and support. P.S. This image totally had me in splits.”