The Sky Is Pink Box Office Collection Day 2: Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar Starrer Earns INR 6.5 Crore
Priyanka Chopra has made her Bollywood comeback after three years with this film based on the life of Indian motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhry.
The Sky is Pink, which saw a slow opening day on Friday, 11th October, witnessed growth on the second day of its release. As per a report by Box Office India, the film earned INR 2.5 crore on the first day but its performance improved by around 60 percent on Saturday, with collections up to INR 4 crore, bringing the two day earnings to INR 6.5 crore. Film trade analyst, Girish Johar, was quoted by Hindustan Times, saying, “The performance of the film will largely rely on word of mouth during the weekend. It’s not a 100 crore film. It should not be a benchmark for appreciation of a film.”
A Shonali Bose directorial, the film stars Zaira Wasim as late Indian motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, Priyanka Chopra as her mother Aditi Chaudhary, Farhan Akhtar as her father Niren Chaudhry and Rohit Saraf as her older brother Ishaan Chaudhary. The film’s story revolves around Aisha’s terminal illness and early death, and her parents’ dedication to her treatment and subsequently their struggle in dealing with her demise.
The film, which marks Priyanka Chopra’s return to Bollywood after three years, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2019. It was appreciated at TIFF and has received positive to mixed reviews from film critics. Rajeev Masand wrote in his review for News18, “A lot of it is genuinely moving, but you can’t help feeling like you’re watching a sanitised version of the story.” He also said the film indulges its stars at “the expense of the story.” Narita Mukherjee, reviewing the movie for India Today, wrote, “Priyanka sticks out like a sore thumb sometimes. Like tourettes, her peppy persona with the hand-flinging - something we've seen her do on several international talk shows - creeps up mid-scene, kind of ruining it.” However, The Sky is Pink’s collections may pick up further on Day 3, Sunday.