There was a time when Akshay Kumar solo starrers stuttered at around the 135 crore figure (till as late as last year!), first achieved by ROWDY RATHORE.
In fact There was a talk in the trade that that it was the best that Khiladi could achieve.
However Akshay Kumar’s new found patriotic image did the magic and it was the year 2019 which silenced his critics as the super star’s KESARI touched the 150 crore.
And now with MISSION MANGAL Akshay has beaten that too as the film crossed the 160 crore mark during the course of the second weekend, as we await the final numbers.
With MISSION MANGAL still running with decent occupancy, the film can hope for a 200 crore figure which looks difficult if not impossible!