Taking criticisms head-on, filmmaker Srijit Mukherji on Saturday
said his debut Bollywood feature Begum Jaan has opened to Rs 3.94
crore as opposed to a lower industry expectation, despite mixed
reviews and releasing alongside the mammoth Hollywood franchise
'Fast & Furious 8' (FF8).
"For the statistically inclined, delighted to announce that
despite mixed reviews, FF8, big regional new year releases and
being an A rated film, #BegumJaan opened to 3.94 cr as opposed to
the industry expectation of 3-3.25 cr and an ORMAX prediction of
3.4 cr. Thank you for all the bouquets and brickbats, have a great
New Year!:)," Mukherji wrote on Facebook.
Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan is an adaptation of Bengali film
"Rajkahini", also helmed by Srijit. It released on April
The movie also features Gauahar Khan, Ila Arun, Pallavi Sharda,
Chunky Pandey, Flora Saini, Raviza Chauhan, Poonam Rajput and