Emraan Hashmi’s social-drama, Why Cheat India opened on 18 January amid lukewarm reviews and recorded a collection of Rs 1.71 crore on the first day. According to Hindustan Times, Why Cheat India received the lowest opening among all Hashmi films that have released since 2013, including Baadshaho, Azhar and Raaz Reboot.
Meanwhile, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been churning gold at the box office ever since the film hit theatres on 11 January. The Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam-starrer added another Rs 7.60 crore on Friday, pushing its total earning to Rs 78.54 crore. The film has already crossed the opening week collection of breakthrough hits Raazi, Stree, Badhaai Ho as well as Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, and has swum past the Rs 75 crore mark.
Directed by debutant Aditya Dhar, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been financed by by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies. Why Cheat India has been helmed by Soumik Sen and stars actress Shreya Dhanwanthary alongside Hashmi. The film has been bankrolled by Emraan Hashmi and T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Atul Kasbekar and Krishan Kumar.