In an industry like Bollywood that is so male-centric, one would have guessed that the script for NH10 shouldn’t have even gotten past the first narration. However, a young female star, Anushka Sharma, has not only produced that idea, but also has backed the film till its release! And Anushka Sharma’s gamble has paid off and how! The Navdeep Singh-directed NH10 has been cruising at the box office emerging as a big winner. The movie also has strengthened Anushka’s star power as she has proven her talent in acting and producing both!
Released on Friday the 13th of March, NH10 has gone on to collect Rs 20.6 crore in its first week and a further Rs 5.23 crore in its second weekend taking its total 10-day collection to a fantastic Rs 26 crore. That makes the low budget film, produced under Anushka’s Clean Slate Films banner, a hit and beyond! And when you add the 1 million USD overseas collection to it, the picture gets rosier.
“I was always confident about NH10 scoring big with the audiences. Conventional wisdom might make it sound dark and violent, but it also connects emotionally and so well made that everyone could get into Meera’s shoes and spend that nightmare of a night out there. The box office jackpot will only inspire us to continue on the same path and make films like NH10.”
Here’s to more women being trailblazers in the world of Bollywood!