Made on a budget of Rs 4 crores and screened in only 400 screens across India, the first day figure of Ekta Kapoor’s Lipstick Under My Burkha is nothing but great news for the makers of the film.
It has earned Rs 1.22 crores at the ticket windows. The amount might sound low, but for a controversial film like Lipstick Under My Burkha, which lost all hopes of being released on the big screen, the Day 1 collection looks satisfying.
Lipstick Under My Burkha opened to almost every show with over 60% occupancy.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account to share the first-day collection. He tweeted "#LipstickUnderMyBurkha picked up towards evening shows... Fri ₹ 1.22 cr [400 screens]. India biz."
Lipstick Under My Burkha is one of the most controversial movies of the year as it faced a lot of issues by the CBFC to get a release on the big screen.
Ekta Kapoor, who jumped on the boat as a distributor of the film last moment, is already celebrating. The filmmaker took to her Instagram account to share her joy. She uploaded a collage of all the positive feedback on the film from fans, stars, and critics and captioned it as, "They told us we won't open with good collections this ' woman' oriented film n we opened 5times of that ! U see half of india said TAKE THAT #lipstickrebellion #lipstickundermyburkha #lipstickrebellionbegins #MenForLipstick #thankugod #thankuaudience"
Well, the chances are high that Lipstick Under My Burkha will see a jump during the weekend because of the tremendous word-of-mouth publicity.
All in all celebration time for Team Lipstick Under My Burkha.
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