Who would have thought that when Shahid Kapoor delivers his first solo Rs 100 crore hit film, he would leave even Bollywood megastar Salman Khan behind by a huge distance? Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh crossed Rs 100 crore on Tuesday and with this the popular actor smashed several box office records.
Not only did Kabir Singh become the first solo film by Shahid to join the Rs 100 crore club, but it did so within five days of its release. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh informed on Wednesday that the film had collected Rs 16.53 crore on Tuesday. This took the film’s overall box office collections in the last five days to Rs 104.90 crore, he added.
Adarsh also wrote that among the top five most successful movies of 2019, only Salman Khan’s Bharat had reached the Rs 100 crore milestone quicker than Kabir Singh. But, he clarified, Salman’s Bharat was released in 4,700 screens while Kabir Singh had only 3,350 screens available to it- more than 1,000 fewer screens. Akshay Kumar’s Kesari took 7 days to reach the Rs 100 crore target, while Gully Boy featuring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt had achieved this feat in 8 days. Total Dhamaal, a multi-starrer film released this year, had taken nine days. All these films were released in more screens than what was available to Kabir Singh.
#KabirSingh versus the biggies… Days taken to reach ₹ ? cr… 2019 releases [screen count in brackets]…
⭐️ #Bharat: Day 4 
⭐️ #KabirSingh: Day 5 
⭐️ #Kesari: Day 7 
⭐️ #GullyBoy: Day 8 
⭐️ #TotalDhamaal: Day 9 
Nett BOC. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 26, 2019
Adarsh said that the success of Kabir Singh had left Bollywood experts stunned. He wrote, “#KabirSingh is a Boxoffice Blockbuster… Like #Uri, the overwhelming success of #KabirSingh has left the industry shocked and stunned… All calculations have gone for a toss.”
An elated Shahid took to Instagram to flaunt his new success.
Shahid has come under heavy criticism for his decision to do this film, which is a Hindi remake of hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Singer Sona Mohapatra had accused him of ‘toxic masculinity,’ while CBFC member Vani Tripathi Tikoo had accused him of promoting misogyny through this film, which also stars Kiara Advani in a prominent role.