It was the biggest clash of 2015 between Shah Rukh Khan‘s Dilwale and Ranveer Singh‘s Bajirao Mastani. While Bajirao Mastani was a period drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Dilwale was a commercial potboiler directed by Rohit Shetty. Let us see which film became the king of box office ..
Dilwale had everything in its favor – Evergreen jodi of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, commercially successful director Rohit Shetty, high production values along with likable young actors like Varun Dhawan and Kirti Sanon. But one thing it lacked was the script which went against the film. The film opened to a fabulous response on its first day but audience feedback started coming in and it turned out to be negative which resulted in low performance at the box office.
According to the Boxofficeindia.com, Dilwale was released at 3150 screens to Rs 20.37 crores. The film collected Rs 63.28 crores in its first weekend and went onto collect Rs 95.37 crores in its first week. Dilwale ended its theatrical run with Rs 140 against a budget of Rs 165 crores was declared “Average” at the box office.
Despite facing the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dilwale, Bajirao Mastani went to become one of biggest hit of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Bajirao Mastani started below Dilwale in the initial days but thanks to solid content, it picked up later. In fact, everybody warned Sanjay Leela Bhansali not to release against a SRK film but he believed in his product and result was that Bajirao Mastani not only won at the box office but also won innumerable awards including the prestigious National Award.
According to the Boxofficeindia.com, Bajirao Mastani was released at 2700 screens to Rs 12.37 crores. The film collected Rs 45.34 crores in its first weekend and went onto collect Rs 84.36 crores in its first week. Bajirao Mastani ended its theatrical run with Rs 184 against a budget of Rs 145 crores was declared “Super-Hit” at the box office.