Shakib Khan starrer ‘Shikari’, a joint venture film of Bangladesh and India, is doing good business this Eid, says news agency UNB.
Another joint venture ‘Badshah- The Don’, starred by Jeetendra Madnani of India, is also doing fairly well.
Visiting the capital’s several cinemas the UNB found enthusiastic people standing in long queues to buy tickets to watch ‘Shikari’.
‘Shikari’ has earned Tk 1.5 crore on the first two days in the box office while ‘Badsha - The Don’ Tk 40 lakh.
The budget of ‘Shikari’ and ‘Badsha’ were approximately Tk 4.05 crore and Tk 6 crore respectively.
‘Shikari’ continued its fantastic run for the third consecutive day on Saturday. The film got ‘packed house’ in most of the theatres.
Fakrul Khan Ravin, who could not buy any ticket after a long queue at a theatre in Sylhet, wrote in Facebook, “At first in my life, I wish to watch a Bangla film in theatre but couldn’t do so as ‘Shikari’ was running house full.”
Titu Al Hasan, who watched ‘Shikari’ at Balaka in Dhaka, told UNB, “Shakib can play any role. He’s a talented actor…he’s totally different.”
“Shikari’ was released on 7 July in Bangladesh and will be released on 12 August in India. ‘Badshah - The Don’ was released in Kolkata on 6 July and on 7 July in Bangladesh.
Srabanti Chatterjee from India is co-starring Shakib in ‘Shkikari’ while Nusrat Faria from Bangladesh co-starring Jeet in ‘Badshah -The Don’.
Two other Shakib-starrer films released on the occasion of Eid -- ‘Mental’ and ‘The Samraat’ - fetched Tk 1.87 crore and Tk 59 lakh respectively in the box office.