Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala is continuing its dream run at the box office. It earned Rs 9.52 crore on day 5 i.e. Tuesday, taking the total collection of the film to Rs 52.21 crore. Sharing the number on Twitter, Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, ''#Bala is unstoppable on Day 5 [Tue], aided by the holiday [#GuruNanakJayanti]... Eyes Rs 75 cr [+/-] total in Week 1... Fri 10.15 cr, Sat 15.73 cr, Sun 18.07 cr, Mon 8.26 cr, Tue 9.52 cr. Total: Rs 61.73 cr. #India biz... Director Amar Kaushik’s second solid Hit [#Stree].''
#Bala is unstoppable on Day 5 [Tue], aided by the holiday [#GuruNanakJayanti]... Eyes â‚¹ 75 cr [+/-] total in Week 1... Fri 10.15 cr, Sat 15.73 cr, Sun 18.07 cr, Mon 8.26 cr, Tue 9.52 cr. Total: â‚¹ 61.73 cr. #India biz... Director Amar Kaushik’s second solid Hit [#Stree].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 13, 2019
The film collected Rs 10.5 crore on the first day of its release and has become the biggest opener of Ayushmann’s career. Ayushmann’s previous films like-Dream Girl, Badhaai Ho, Article 15, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Andhadhun had earned Rs 10.05 crore, 7.35 crore, Rs 5.02 crore, Rs 2.71 crore and Rs 2.42 crore, respectively on their first day at the box office.
Thanking his fans for all the support, Ayushmann recently shared picture of a man on a cycle, rushing past a poster of the film and captioned it, ''Today, this film is not mine. It is yours. This story is not just Bala’s. It’s for anyone like Bala, who walks the streets searching for themselves. Thanks for the love.''
In the film, Ayushmann plays a man suffering from premature balding who becomes a big butt of jokes among his people. The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles. While Bhumi plays a dusky small town girl who is obsessed with fair skin, Yami plays a Tik-Tok star that Ayushmann loses his heart to. However, Ayushmann does not reveal his balding head secret to Yami and tries every trick to hide it.
Bala's subject was similar to last week's Ujda Chaman, which also became a cause of a big controversy. Dr. Zeus had also accused the Bala makers of ripping off his old hit song Don't Be Shy after which the Bala makers released an official statement saying that they have all the required rights to the song.