Meghna Gulzar’s directorial film Chhapaak stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, who was attacked with acid when she was 15.
The drama, which released alongside Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Darbar, has now made Rs 19.02 crore in three days.
On Day 1, the film earned just Rs 4.77 crore and made Rs 6.90 crore on its second day of release. According to trade analysts, the film is doing good in the metro cities but is not receiving a great response in tier-2 cities. Chhapaak earned Rs 7.35 crore on Sunday, thus taking the total collection of the film to Rs 19.02 crore till now.
#Chhapaak sees day-wise growth, but the weekend trending is good, not great… Collects well at premium multiplexes of urban sectors mainly… Needs to trend well on weekdays for a healthy Week 1 total… Fri 4.77 cr, Sat 6.90 cr, Sun 7.35 cr. Total: ₹ 19.02 cr. #India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 13, 2020
Following the masked mob attacks in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, Padukone visited the campus to show her solidarity with the affected students and teachers. Following this, a social media-wide boycott was called out by those who opposed her stance. It was assumed that this could have played some role in the fallout of the opening day figures. But contrary to belief, the collections have not been affected by this supposed boycott.
Chhapaak also stars Vikrant Massey, Madhurjeet Sarghi, Vishal Dahiya and Ankit Bisht in supporting roles. Meghna Gulzar has directed the film written by Atika Ghosh. It was recently declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan.