Farhan Akhtar starrer "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" is continuing its dream run at the domestic box office. The sports biopic is inching towards the ₹100 crore mark, having collected more than ₹75 crore in just 12 days of its release.
The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, requires approximately ₹25 crore to touch the ₹100 crore mark at the domestic box office. Since there are hardly any big releases in the next two weeks, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" is expected to earn between ₹25 crore and ₹30 crore in the coming weeks.
New releases like "D-Day" and "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" did not affect the collections of "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag". If the film manages to cross the ₹100 crore mark then it will be the third film of the year to enter the century club after "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Race 2".
Meanwhile, after Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the Delhi government has granted "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" tax exemption.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday watched the film and granted tax exemption immediately. "Sheila Dikshit was visibly moved by the film. She took a call on the tax exemption without hesitation," a source told IANS.
The film's collections has exceeded the makers' expectations. "Our film's reach has exceeded all our expectations. We knew Milkhaji's story would have a resonant emotional impact. But we couldn't have guessed it would reach so far and wide," Mehra said.