MANKARNIKA Kangana and Nawaz THACKERAY (Marathi) impress!
The two premier releases of last Friday, MANIKARNIKA-THE QUEEN OF JHANSI and THACKERAY, impressed in their own ways. While Kangana’s MANIKARNIKA netted 40 crore plus Nawazuddin’s THACKERAY (Hindi) saw an 11 crore weekend with the Marathi version having a great run.
One may find it a bit strange but despite the much bigger weekend the battle for MANIKARNIKA is tougher as it has an over 100 crore budget, while that of THACKERAY is much lower at around 25 crore plus (industry sources), so after one accounts for the consolidated total of the Hindi and Marathi (where THACKERAY is doing great), the Nawazuddin starrer has an easier task!
Having said the above, the coming days will decide the final fate of both MANIKARNIKA-THE QUEEN OF JHANSI and THACKERAY.