Raazi and Stree have showcased a surprising trend at the box office, wherein commercially viable actresses Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor backed by talented male co-stars Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao have emerged winners at the cash counter. This called for a debate between fan clubs on social media. Twitter stood divided on Friday afternoon as fans of Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor had a face-off on social media.
#RaazivsStree became a strong social media trend where fans and followers of both the actresses celebrated the strong box office innings of Raazi and Stree. While both the films have witnessed similar trends, it is Shraddha Kapoor's Stree that has surpassed the week one collection of Alia Bhatt's Raazi as Stree raked in 60.39 crores, while Raazi collected 56.59 crores at the box office.
The trailer of Raazi created much intrigue amongst Alia Bhatt fans creating an anticipation amongst fans in the metros, while the mass India popularity of Shraddha Kapoor in B and C centres as well have resulted in heavy footfalls at the theatres. Raazi had Alia Bhatt backed by the talented co-star Vicky Kaushal, while Shraddha Kapoor's Stree was supported by Rajkummar Rao. Both Vicky and Rajkummar delivered critically acclaimed performances and garnered much love from the audiences.
Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor both command an immense fan following on social media which is now reflected by the trend running on Twitter. Here's what social media said:
Female lead movies are ruling the charts. Shraddha Kapoor's Stree and Alia Bhatt's Raazi shows similar trend in their opening weekend. @shraddha_gems @shraddhaknet @aliabhattfans @aliaa08_Fc #RAAZIvsSTREE pic.twitter.com/iokMQ98Btc— Mayank (@krmayank13) September 7, 2018
We've seen some brilliant performances in movies like Raazi and Stree. Why? Because quality wins, no matter what. Well done, @ShraddhaKapoor @RajkummarRao for Stree and @aliaa08 @vickykaushal09 for Raazi#RAAZIvsSTREE pic.twitter.com/HSpuY5ynR5— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 7, 2018
Women of Bollywood are taking the cream away this year!. Got to appreciate the strong supporting actors @RajkummarRao and @vickykaushal09 who help convert films into blockbusters. #RAAZIvsSTREE pic.twitter.com/OaOZ0RFwtK— Prabhu Damodharan (@Cricprabhu) September 7, 2018