‘Wazir’ mints Rs.5.57 crore on opening day

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Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar starrer action thriller film “Wazir” collected Rs.5.57 crore on its first day.

The Bejoy Nambiar directorial, which released on Friday, has received a good response in multiplexes. The film collected Rs.4.07 crore overseas on first day, thus taking its opening day worldwide total to Rs.9.64 crore.

“It is very touching that a film which opened at 10 percent was running at 80-90 percent in most cinemas by the time the day ended on Friday. It is running to almost full houses today (Saturday), and I’m grateful to my audience for that,” filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has produced the film, said in a statement.

The film, which also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham among others, tells the story of two unusual friends – a paralysed chess grandmaster (Amitabh) and a grief stricken ATS officer (Farhan).

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