The second clash of the year is expected to take place in Bollywood. Dhaakad and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will release this weekend, putting Kangana Ranaut and Kartik Aaryan in direct competition. While this would be Kartik’s first theatrical release since the Covid-19 pandemic (Dhamaka was released on OTT), Kangana will be making her return to the big screen with Thalaivii.
Dhaakad has yet to lock its screens at the reporting time, while Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had already opened booking. As of Tuesday evening, the film has allegedly earned Rs 1.75 crore nett, and the first day accounts for around half of the total collection. The film has already sold about 28,000 tickets for Friday at national chains (PVR, INOX, Cinepolis) and could surpass the 1 lakh mark by Thursday night.
Kangana Ranaut plays the lead in Dhaakad, featuring Divya Dutta and Arjun Rampal. Alternatively, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is the sequel of the 2007 film starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. Kartik Aaryan plays the desi ghostbuster in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, while Kiara Advani plays his love interest. Tabu has a significant role in this film.