The Hindi version of KGF Chapter 2, which is slated for release on Thursday, has reportedly collected around Rs 10 crore (gross) in advance ticket sales alone. The Yash-starrer has sold over 3 lakh tickets since Thursday, when advance bookings for the film were opened.
KGF Chapter 2 is a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster KGF Chapter 1. Like the first film, it is directed by Prashanth Neel and will release across India in five languages – Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi.
While the upcoming action-drama has grossed Rs 9.40 crore in reservations, its nett earnings stand at Rs 8 crore. The film has seen the highest collections so far in Delhi, with Rs 1.65 crore in advanced bookings, followed by Mumbai with Rs 1.17 crore. Incidentally, the team recently promoted the film in New Delhi and Mumbai. Centres like Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Jaipur, Surat, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Nagpur are also witnessing good numbers.
The film’s advance ticket sales has reportedly crossed the first-day collections of other movies like Satyameva Jayate 2, Antim, Bell Bottom, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Tadap, as well as recent big-scorers like Pushpa.
According to Money Control, KGF: Chapter 2 (Hindi) has also already collected double the amount that the Hindi version of SS Rajamouli’s RRR had garnered in advance bookings. A Box Office India report adds that KGF 2 hit RRR‘s mark in less than 24 hours in cinemas belonging to the Cinepolis chain, while in INOX theatres, it achieved the feat in a day.
It is to be noted that the film will mark Dutt’s first full-fledged role in a South Indian production. He previously made a cameo appearance in the 1998 Telugu film Chandralekha.
In January 2021, the actor said that his character Adheera, the main antagonist in KGF 2, is inspired by the Vikings. “Adheera is one of the craziest characters I have played so far, it is fearless, powerful and ruthless, and inspired by the Vikings. There was a lot of physical prep required to become Adheera, about 1.5 hours to do the make-up to get the look and a lot of prep mentally to get into the skin of the character. The character required a lot from me,” Dutt had said.