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The Accidental Prime Minister box office collection: Baru's book turned film struggles to rise

The Accidental Prime Minister box-office collection: Baru's book-turned-film struggles to rise

The Accidental Prime Minister box-office collection: Baru's book-turned-film struggles to rise
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By CNBC-TV18 Jan 15, 2019 10:54:24 AM IST (Updated)

Anupam Kher's film The Accidental Prime Minister, the trailer of which has been much talked about, has managed to collect only Rs 12 crore in the box- office opening weekend.

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The film was released on January 11, 2019. The movie earned Rs 3.50 crore on the day of release, followed by Rs 4 crore collection on Saturday and Rs 4.5 crore on Sunday, a Box Office India report said.
The movie, based on journalist and former prime minister Manmohan Singh's media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book on Singh's tenure in office, garnered much controversy with the trailer launch with many terming it as a 'propaganda' film.
However, the lead actor, Anupam Kher, who plays the role of Manmohan Singh, has denied supporting any political party through the film and claimed that this has been his best performance as an actor.
"We have made this film with a lot of sincerity and we don't have any political agenda behind the release of the film," he told IANS in an interview.
Actor Akshaye Khanna is playing the role of Sanjaya Baru, who was the former PM's media adviser from 2004 to 2008.
The movie is directed by debutante Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
On the other hand, Uri: The Surgical Strike, that released on the same day as TAPM, has collected around Rs 35 crore in the opening weekend, making it a hit.
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