Being touted as his third consecutive hit of the year, the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Bala is not slowing down any time soon. The film kicked of its release in theatres minting a whopping figure of between INR10crore and INR12 crore on the first day. There was an even greater increase in footfall on the second day, raking in INR15 crore. As the film registered its highest collections on Sunday with INR18 crore, it witnessed a slight glitch on Monday, collecting INR8.26 crore. However, this figure rose to INR9.52 crore the following day, with Bala managing to enter the INR50 crore club and still standing tall at the box office.
The total earnings now stand at INR61 crore. The film is expected to cross the INR100 crore mark in the coming week. Calling it a dream run for the actor, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “Ayushmann Khurrana is having a dream run at the BO... With #Bala - his seventh hit in a row – his choice of stories + BO earnings mirrors the fact that the actor is on a roll... Very rarely does one see a scoreboard like this in our industry... Wow, just wow!”
Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bala is a story of a young man who suffers from premature balding. The film is a social comedy set in the cities of Kanpur and Lucknow. The film talks about society's perception of beauty. It explores Ayushmann’s character’s insecurities as he tries to deal with societal pressures around him. The film stars Yami Gautam opposite Ayushmann, who plays a beautiful TikTok star and is shattered when she discovers her on-screen husband (Ayushmann), is getting bald. Yami, Ayushmann and their co-star Bhumi Pednekar remain extremely satisfied with the box office collection of Bala. Clearing censor board requirements, Bala has also become Ayushmann Khurrana’s first film to be released in Saudi Arabia. The film will be showcased on the big screens on November 14.