Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar in a still from The Sky is Pink

The Sky is Pink, that sees the return of Priyanka Chopra to Bollywood after a hiatus of three years, opened to poor response at the box office. The film, co-starring Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf, collected a miniscule Rs 2.51 crore on its opening day.

Taking into consideration the film’s niche content, it was always expected to open low. However, trade pundits were hoping for a slightly better performance. Film trade analyst Girish Johar, in a conversation, had predicted an opening of Rs 3 crore-Rs 4 crore for the film, saying that the film was meant for “niche” and “upmarket” audience.

Since the reviews are largely in the favour of The Sky is Pink, one can expect it to grow over the weekend. However, one factor that can truly turn the tables for the film is the word of mouth. But then again, the journey ahead will not be easy as the initial response is extremely dull.

The biggest competitor for The Sky is Pink is the Yash Raj Films’ Gandhi Jayanti release, the Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer War.  The action extravaganza, directed by Siddharth Anand, has been performing remarkably well at the box office having amassed over Rs 245 crore in its 10-day run in cinemas.

The Sky is Pink is a beautiful tale of love and life. The movie boasts of brilliant performances from Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf. Do watch it and don’t forget to carry tissues, they’ll come in handy.”


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