HL: Dhadak earns INR 8 crore on day 1

Excellent box office and enthusiastic reviews for the movie with Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s highly-anticipated Bollywood movie, Dhadak has minted Rs. 8.71 crores on its opening day. The movie marked the much-awaited Bollywood debut of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter and Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother. Taking to Twitter, film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh shared the news. He wrote, ”#Dhadak takes a HEROIC START… Rarely does a film starring absolute newcomers open so well… Day 1 is higher than #StudentOfTheYear 8.71 cr. India biz”. The flick also stars Ashutosh Rana, Kharaj Mukherjee and Aditya Kumar.

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in a promo shoot of Dhadak.

“Dhadak wins hearts all over, making a new record for a film with newcomers. Thank you all for so much love”. Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions which has produced the movie, tweeted. He thanked director Shashank Khaitan, as well as Janhvi and Ishaan, the two actors whose performance in the movie has elicited a positive and welcoming in the Indian film industry. Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar watched the movie, and tweeted: “Loved it. Both Janhvi and Ishaan are unbelievably excellent. Brilliant is too timid word for them. Janhvi, you are really a worthy daughter of a worthy mother. Lots of love”.

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter in a Dhadak scene.

Actrors Suniel Shetty and Bhumi Pednekar are mighty impressed with their performance. “Very well done Janhvi and Ishaan! Absolutely outstanding performance in Dhadak. Karan Johar, you have once again given Bollywood its two new rising stars guided brilliantly by Shashank Khaitan”, Suniel wrote. Bhumi tweeted: “Janhvi and Ishaan you both are special. The ease and beauty with which you’ve performed is magical. Shashank Khaitan, Karan Johar, really enjoyed watching Dhadak. Fallen in love with the love they have.The end broke my heart. What a love saga”. An adaptation of Marathi hit Sairat, the film, also backed by Zee Studios, touches upon honour killing.

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