Only Salman can make someone like Aamir Khan cry. After watching the screening of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the Bollywood megastar walked out of the cinema teary eyed wiping away tears with a cloth, deeply touched by the story line of the film.
Aamir Khan was all praise for the film and Sallu bhai. He could barely stop tweeting about it:
Just came out of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. OUTSTANDING! Salman's best film till today! Salman's best performance till today!— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 18, 2015
Amazing story, superb screenplay, heart warming dialogues! Great writing!— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 18, 2015
Kabir Khan has made a truly special film!— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 18, 2015
MUST see!!!— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 18, 2015
He even made a special mention of the girl in his tweets:
And that little girl is too too good! Just steals your heart!— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) July 18, 2015
In return, Kabir tweeted a video of the PK star crying while watching the screening of the film.
But it was not only this Bollywood megastar who was in awe of the film. Salman Khan struck gold at the box office after his latest offering Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which released on Friday, witnessed a big hike at the Indian box office on the festive day. The film amassed INR36.50 crore on day two.
After garnering appreciation from the film fraternity, who called Bajrangi Bhaijaan Salman's “best film ever”, the Kabir Khan directorial has managed to enthrall the viewers too.
It collected INR27.25 crore on its opening day and took off in a big way on the Eid, taking its total collection to INR63.75 crore, read a statement.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, narrates the story of a Hindu man on a mission to take a Pakistani girl, who is dumb and mute, back to her country. It chronicles his adventures and experiences faced during his road trip.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film might break the opening weekend collection of Salman's last film Kick, which also released on Eid in 2014.
#BajrangiBhaijaan won hearts, acclaim... now emerges TRIUMPHANT at the BO. Fri 27.25 cr, Sat 36.60 cr, Sun 38.75 cr. Total: ₹ 102.60 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 20, 2015
#BajrangiBhaijaan is Salman Khan's 8th film to cross ₹ 100 cr mark in India. HIGHEST ₹ 100 cr score by any actor. Note: Hindi films.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 20, 2015
The film, which was released on more than 5,000 screens across 50 countries, including the US, Britain, Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia, is making a mark overseas as well.
The blockbuster has created a frenzy on Twitter as fans tweet their love for the film and Salman Khan
Watched #BajrangiBhaijaan last night.. What a film, what a message to take home.. Makes u believe in humanity, in God, in one another..— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) July 20, 2015
And it's time to celebrate Eid with #BajrangiBhaijaan go n enjoy the film.. A film that makes us proud n gets the two countries closer.. :)— Pulkit Samrat (@PulkitSamrat) July 17, 2015
Even Salman's fan Mika Singh, B-Town actor Randeep Hooda and Anil Kapoor shared their love for the film:
But the film has not only been a hit in India, it's also been a hit in Pakistan.
And Salman just need to say one thing to his fans, his gift to all on Eid was one which struck home:
Enjoy eid— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 18, 2015