As expected, Fukrey Returns jumped yet again on its second Saturday as 5.10 crore more came in. With this, the film has now gone past the lifetime numbers of Mubarakan [55.59 crore] and Jagga Jasoos [54.50 crore] as its current total stands at 58.96 crore.
Next targets for the film are Half Girlfriend [60.30 crore] and Secret Superstar [63.50 crore] which should be surpassed today. However, it would be interesting to see when does Jab Harry Met Sejal [64.50 crore] turns history. The film is now clearly playing in the ‘big boys’ arena and that is indeed heartening.
For Pulkit Samrat, this is now his biggest success since Fukrey [37 crore] and Sanam Re [32 crore] both of which had scored in the 30s. As for Varun Sharma too, this is yet another good success after Fukrey [37 crore] and Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon [49.50 crore] where he had a strong supporting role to play (though he had featured in Dilwale too in a minor part). Meanwhile, Richa Chadha can celebrate as well since she is saying goodbye to 2017 on a high after the success of her online streaming series Inside Edge.
As for director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba (who had started with a flop 3 They Bhai), it would be interesting to see if he would be bringing on something altogether new next or gear up to make Fukrey 3 immediately.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
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