The box office numbers for John Abraham, Diana Penty-starrer Parmanu on its opening day have been underwhelming, but is expected to rise.
Bollywood’s “Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran” directed by Abhishek Sharma minted Rs 48.2 million on its opening day on Friday.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the total collection for Friday as being Rs 4.82 crore. Adarsh felt that film was hit by limited promotion as well the clash with the IPL semi-final on Friday but he added that the film could recover lost ground over the weekend.
“Nothing could make me happier today than the validation of our efforts to celebrate our unsung heroes by our audience across India! I have been getting so many calls from our distributors and exhibitors and I’m thankful to each one of them for their unstinted support and for standing by and loving this labour of love,” John Abraham, who is playing the lead role in the film apart from producing it, said in a statement.
He added that he is “humbled and grateful to each one of them.”
The film is based on the series of nuclear test explosions which took place in Pokhran in 1998
“Parmanu-The Story of Pokhran” also stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani. The film is jointly produced by JA Entertainment, Zee Studios and Kyta Productions. Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment is its All India Distributor.