Mumbai, July 21: Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's Dhadak had a tremendous start at the indian box office for a film with newcomers in the lead.
From this aspect, Dhadak marks Janhvi's Bollywood debut while it is Ishaan Khatter's second film.
On opening day, Dhadak pushed the box office meter to score Rs. 8.71 crores which is almost a crore higher than what Student Of The Year made on Day 1 of its release, stated trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
"Dhadak takes a heroic start... Rarely does a film starring absolute newcomers open so well... Day 1 is higher than Student Of The Year [Rs. 8 cr]... Fri Rs. 8.71 cr," Mr Adarsh shared.
The producer of the film Karan Johar, took to Twitter to share the numbers, "Glad to have our own record broken previously held by SOTY!! Thank you to all the beating hearts for giving this beating heart so much love!!! @ShashankKhaitan #Janhvi #ishaan #dhadak."
Directed by Shashank Khaitan, 'Dhadak' is the remake of the 2016 Marathi language film 'Sairat'. It has been produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios and stars Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles. The story is based on caste differences prevalent in Indian society.