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‘Raees’ DISAPPOINTS In 2nd Week Box Office Collection!

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Raees’ had collected a whopping amount of Rs 110.05 crore in its first week. However, the collection in the second week showed a big drop which is very disappointing.

The film in its second week collected approx. Rs 16.25 crore. The second weekend was a bit stable, but then over the weekdays the collection went very low. The till date total of ‘Raees’ is Rs 126.30 crore. Well, with this collection too the film has broken many records at the box office, especially overseas. ‘Raees’ has done a better business than SRK’s previous release, ‘Fan’. It is also the first film of 2017 to reach the 100 crore club.

It was just some time ago that Pakistan allowed the release of Bollywood films in the country and it was highly appreciated but it didn’t take long before Raees was banned in the Pakistan for its “negative portrayal of Muslims in the film” that didn’t go well with the audiences and filmmakers as well. The movie which also became the centre of controversy in India after relations deteriorated between the two countries in late 2016, reportedly ran into trouble with the Pakistani censor board for depicting Shah Rukh Khan as a Muslim gangster involved in crimes and immoral activities. According to sources, a committee constituting board members was formed to review the movie’s content and the decision on its release in the country was taken accordingly. Sources added that the representatives of security agencies in censor board were also part of the decision to ban the film! The movie was apparently demonising and defaming Muslims for showing them as goons and notorious underworld figures, sources added. This ban also caused the movie major losses in its worldwide box office collections.

The movie, which also stars Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Sunny Leone (special number), had received mixed reviews. However, Shah Rukh Khan’s fans made it a hit at the box office. Few days ago, the makers had also organized a success party and a success press conference.

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