Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" might not beat the box office collection record of Aamir Khan's "PK", but the film will break the records in terms of footfalls.
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" will soon surpass the footfalls of "PK" in India, according to Box Office India. Salman starrer created history in its first week when more than 2 crore people watched the film.
Kabir Khan's directorial film saw the similar number of footfalls in its second week even though the box office collection declined. In total, the footfall recorded in three weeks for "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is approximately 3.35 crore, while in its four week "PK" recorded 3.50 crore footfalls.
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" will beat "PK" with its fourth week and fifth week footfalls.
Here is the footfall comparision of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "PK", according to Box Office India.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan - 2,01,54,000
PK - 1,81,35,000
Bajrangi Bhaijaan - 99,72,000
PK - 1,00,74,000
Bajrangi Bhaijaan - 34,73,000
PK - 48,12,000
Bajrangi Bhaijaan - n/a
PK - 20,40,000
Bajrangi Bhaijaan - 3,35,99,000 (3 weeks)
PK - 3,50,61,000
Meanwhile, Bollywood celebrities have showered praises on Salman and the recent one to join the wagon is veteran actress Rakhee Gulzar. The veteran actress, who played the role of Salman's mother in "Karan Arjun", said that the writer Vijendra Prasad, director Kabir and the actor should get National Awards.
"He excels at playing innocent characters. In the last 20 minutes of Bodyguard he was taken for a ride by the two women. In Bajrangi Bhaijaan again he is a naïve man pushed around by everyone. As a fellow-actor I could see Salman was not faking any of the emotions. He felt every minute of his role. The team would've been in serious trouble if they had gone wrong with the politics or religion of the theme. The writer Vijeyendra Prasad, the director Kabir Khan and Salman should get National awards," DNA quoted Raakhee as saying.