Dhadak collects Rs 8.71 crores first day, highest opening for newcomers!

Dhadak, the Hindi remake of Marathi hit Sairat, has opened as per the expectations. The film, which is also marks the debut of late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor, has collected more than Rs 8 crore on its opening day. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh has tweeted the film’s first day business figures and compared it with the first day collection of Student Of The Year (2012).

Both the films are produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and were the launch vehicles of newcomers, mostly star-kids. While Student Of The Year featured Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, Dhadak starred Janhvi and Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khatter.

Adarsh said, “#Dhadak takes a HEROIC START… Rarely does a film starring absolute newcomers open so well… Day 1 is higher than #StudentOfTheYear [ 8 cr]… Fri 8.71 cr.