Harshvardhan Kapoor's debut movie Mirzya has made poor collection at the Indian box office in the first weekend. The film has turned out to be one of the biggest Bollywood disasters of the year 2016.
Mirzya has been generating buzz in the media for all good reasons, ever since Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra announced it. Its promos had created a lot of curiosity about the film. In addition, the makers shelled out a hefty sum on its massive publicity. The movie, which was released in 1,700 screens in the domestic market, was expected to get superb opening and give a big break to Harshvardhan Kapoor.
Having poor advance booking, Mirzya opened to lukewarm response in the domestic market on Friday. Despite getting positive talk from everyone, the Harshvardhan Kapoor-starrer failed to show growth on Saturday. However, the film witnessed some improvements in its collection on Sunday, but it was not up to the expected mark.
Mirzya is estimated to have collected over Rs 6.50 crore nett at the Indian box office in the first weekend. Its day-wise breakup of its first weekend collection is Rs 2.20 crore on Friday, Rs 2.10 crore on Saturday and Rs 2.20 crore on Sunday. The movie has landed in the second place, while MS Dhoni: The Untold Story topped the domestic business charts this weekend.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#Mirzya Fri 2.20 cr, Sat 2.10 cr, Sun 2.20 cr. Total: ₹ 6.50 cr. India biz. DISAPPOINTING!"
Rohit Khattar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, PS Bharathi and Rajiv Tandon have jointly produced Mirzya under the banners Cinestaan Film Company and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures. The movie has been made with whopping budget of Rs 35 crore and it is one of the costliest budget Bollywood movies of the year. The movie is likely to incur huge amount of losses to its distributors.