Mumbai: Mohit Suri’s latest director ‘Ek Villain Returns’, which hit theaters this Friday, received mixed reviews. The film starring Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria witnessed an opening of Rs 7 crore and has kept its momentum in the ticket booth. It has collected Rs Rs 14 crore so far. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, it garnered Rs 7.47 crore on the second day, bringing the total to Rs 14,052 crore.
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“#EkVillainReturns gathers in similar range on Day 2… Marginal rise at national chains, but in mass pockets… All eyes on Day 3… Fri 7.05 cr, Sat 7.47 cr. Total: Rs 14.52 cr. # India biz Adarsh tweeted.
Seeing the positive response from the public, a delighted Arjun said: “The fact that the opening of ‘Ek Villain Returns’ is the fifth biggest of my career, even as the industry tries to bounce back after the pandemic, is extremely valid. I have consistently tried to make films that appeal to the youth and the masses and it feels great to see them enjoy ‘Ek Villain Returns’ I am delighted with the start the film has gotten and I am sure it will come in the days.”
He added: “For me personally there is a lot to be proud of. The fact that I was able to contribute to the opening of a Bollywood film at the counters is enough confirmation. I am happy that people appreciate my performance. I wanted to be part of an edgy, cool movie and the result is something I can cherish now.”
Disha also expressed her happiness. “The reactions were so unreal! I am so grateful for all the love the audience has showered for Rasika (Disha’s character). It feels great to be back in the theaters, especially the young people who are enjoying it. I have your messages all these I’ve spent time reading them and have nothing but a big smile on my face. It’s a feeling of immense fulfillment and I hope you continue to pour out your love on us,” she said.
Released on July 29, ‘Ek Villain Returns’ is the sequel to the 2014 hit film ‘Ek Villain’, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. In the second part, Riteish Deshmukh and Badshah play the lead roles. It should be noted that Aditya Roy Kapur was originally signed on for the role played by Arjun Kapoor but later pulled out due to creative differences and feuded with director Mohit Suri.