After opening to low numbers, Arjun Kapoor's India's Most Wanted, which gained momentum on day 2 has maintained its pace on day 3 as well. However, the flick is earning less than Vivek Oberoi's PM Narendra Modi. As far as box office performance is concerned, Aladdin is doing much better than both the Hindi releases.
India's Most Wanted earned Rs 3.53 crore on day 3 taking its total collection to Rs 8.66 crore. Putting up its latest figures on Twitter, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, ''IndiasMostWanted witnessed growth over the weekend, but not substantial enough... The 3-day total, thus, remains below the mark... Fri 2.10 cr, Sat 3.03 cr, Sun 3.53 cr. Total: ₹ 8.66 cr. India biz. #IMW''. Day 3 collection of PM Modi biopic is yet to be out.
#IndiasMostWanted witnessed growth over the weekend, but not substantial enough... The 3-day total, thus, remains below the mark... Fri 2.10 cr, Sat 3.03 cr, Sun 3.53 cr. Total: ₹ 8.66 cr. India biz. #IMW— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 27, 2019
#PMNarendraModi witnessed an upward trend [30.56% growth] on Day 2... Performing better in mass circuits... Metros, which contribute big numbers, aren’t as strong... Day 3 crucial, needs to gather speed... Fri 2.88 cr, Sat 3.76 cr. Total: ₹ 6.64 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 26, 2019
On a related note, Arjun plays the role of an intelligence officer Prabhat in India's Most Wanted. The movie also features Rajesh Sharma, Prashanth, Shantilal Mukherjee and Amrita Puri in pivotal roles.
In an interview, Raj Kumar Gupta opened up on how Arjun came on-board and why he thought the actor was fit for the role. "I started working on this story in 2013 and finished it before Raid (2018). Arjun called me after watching the trailer of Raid and I told him about this script. He read it and called me the same day saying he was excited to do it. For me, working with Arjun was instinctive. While writing this script and meeting the kind of officers etc who are involved, I saw how regular these people were. The officer could be the guy next door. They are discreet and don't boast about their achievements. I felt Arjun could see this and blend into the character,'' he said in an interview to Firstpost.
Gupta went on to say that he even informed Arjun that vanity vans won't be accessible at many places of shoot and there would be no scope for more than one retake. Raid director is happy that the actor joined in even after knowing these limitations of the project.