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Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi’s movie Selfiee released in cinemas on February 24, 2023. The film earned less than Rs 1 crore on the day 8 of its release.
By India Today Entertainment Desk: Akshay Kumar is going through a tough time on his work front. The actor has delivered 5 consecutive flop movies. The recent one was Selfiee, which was released in cinemas on February 24, 20233. Khiladi Kumar featured in the movie with Emraan Hashmi, Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha. The Raj Mehta directorial also had Mrunal Thakur’s special appearance in the song with Akshay. The movie had an extremely slow start at the box office. It became Akshay’s lowest opener at the box office with just R 3 crore. It continues to take further at the ticket window.
SELFIEE BOX OFFICE COLLECTION DAY 8
While the Raj Mehta directorial earned Rs 95 lakh on day 7, the film tanked further on day 8 at the box office. Akshay and Emraan’s film earned less than Rs 1 crore on day 8 of its release. As per early trade reports, Selfiee collected just Rs 35 lakh at the ticket window.
Meanwhile, IndiaToday.in’s Zinia Bandyopadhyay gave 3 stars to Akshay’s film. In her review, she wrote, “What makes the film better is the fact that he has an equally good opponent in Emraan Hashmi. Hashmi is spontaneous as the cop in the Road Transport Office, Om Agarwal, who has to get Kumar’s license done urgently. He requests for a selfie with the star at the office because he is a huge fan. The superstar, who feels Agarwal is a genuine fan, goes to meet him. But things go horribly wrong as the media turns up and things are blown out of proportion. What ensues is the two coming at loggerheads with one another. But who will win in this clash?”
“This is not happening with me for the first time. In my career, I have had 16 consecutive flops at a time. There was a time when I had eight films in a row that did not work. Now, I have had three-four films in a row that did not work. The thing is that it happens due to your own fault, film ka na chalna (a film not working). The audience have changed, you need to change, you need to dismantle yourself. You have to start again because the audience require to see something else,” he said.
On the work front, Akshay has several exciting projects, like Capsule Gill, OMG 2, Hera Pheri 3 and more lined up.