Alia Bhatt is enjoying her best solo grosser to date the week before her birthday. Raazi had previously held the record with a lifetime gross of 123.84 crores. The Meghna Gulzar-directed film was hailed as a patriotic drama that received widespread acclaim. Now, her Gangubai Kathiawadi has done well at the box office, despite the fact that it was the first major film to be released after the pandemic’s third wave.
The film’s third-week collections are currently at 123.39 crores, and if not today, tomorrow, the film will have hit this milestone. With this, Alia Bhatt has established herself as the front runner amongst her generation’s actresses in terms of receiving widespread acclaim and admiration from the public. With her next films, there is a lot at risk; in some, she is the central protagonist, and in others, she is in a major set-up. Gangubai Kathiawadi’s achievement has elevated her to the top of the charts and solidified her position.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film may have made a little more money, but then came The Kashmir Files, which swept in like a tsunami and drew in over 100 crores in the shortest amount of time. That will have an impact on the picture in the coming weeks, and with Bachchhan Paandey releasing this Friday and RRR releasing a week later, Gangubai Kathiawadi will do well to finish in the 127-128 crore range.