Bhoot Box Office: Vicky Kaushal has not only made his comeback post the blockbuster Uri: The Surgical Strike, but has done so with an unusual genre. For a long time now, Bollywood has been waiting for a good horror flick and that’s what the makers aimed to achieve. However, the movie has been facing competition from Ayushmann Khurrana’s Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan plus the reviews itself have been mixed.
The film enjoyed a holiday opening as there was Maha Shivratri being celebrated all across the country. That indeed helped the numbers turn out to be better, but still remained in the expected range of the trade pundits. As per the early trends flowing in, Bhoot has added around 5-5.50 crores on its opening day.
One cannot miss out on how Ayushmann Khurrana’s gay rom com has been the first choice of the audiences, plus adult certification is affecting Bhoot to a certain extent. Now, it is to be seen how the movie fairs in the upcoming days of the extended weekend.
Meanwhile, Bhoot: Part One- The Haunted Ship is produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Shashank Khaitan.
The film features Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles, and is the first film of a planned horror film franchise.
Bhoot, it has been claimed, is based on a true incident that took place in Mumbai, and tells the story of a couple on an abandoned ship lying static on a beach.
“I signed this film during the release of ‘Raazi‘, and at that time ‘Sanju’ was yet to release and I was yet to start shooting for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike‘. So, it was way back. Secondly, the quest is to keep exploring new territories as an actor. I feel as an audience and as an industry member, we are at this beautiful phase where we are all hungry for new content. We are hungry to be surprised as makers and as an audience. So, I feel that if I will not try now then when will I try? So, I am really hungry for new stuff, keeping aside my personal fears or likings, I would explore all that I can as an artist,” Vicky Kaushal had earlier said.