Dhadak, the Hindi remake of the acclaimed Marathi film Sairat, released on Friday. It marked the much-awaited Bollywood debut of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor. Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khatter plays the male lead. Ishaan is already a known name, having starred in Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds last year. Jhanvi, even before the film was announced, had been in the news due to her frequent public appearances. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Dhadak also stars Ashutosh Rana, Kharaj Mukherjee and Aditya Kumar.
Trade analyst Girish Johar had told “The movie will earn around Rs 6.5 crores on its opening day. It might be a little too much for a movie with a newcomer in the lead but Dhadak has three-four factors working in its favour. One, it is the Sridevi sympathy factor, second, Janhvi is making a debut with the movie, third, the film is a remake of Sairat which is already a blockbuster and last, it is a Dharma Production project.” He also predicted over Rs 20 crore collection for Dhadak in its opening weekend.
Regarding film’s expected performance in Maharashtra, Johar had said “I think the Maharashtra belt is important for the movie. There, people will go to the cinemas to see whether the Hindi version of much-loved Sairat is at par with the original or is it better than that. Actually, it can go either way because the comparison is inevitable.”
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