A success party was held at the JW Marriott to celebrate the success of the currently running film, “MSG 2 – The Messenger” was in grand style. The film features Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan as a director, actor, writer, music composer, lyricist and singer. The music rights of the film have been taken by T-Series, which was represented by Ajay Kapoor and other senior level executives. The co-actors including Arpit Ranka and several well-known Bollywood personalities were among the attendees for the event. MSG’s daughters Honeypreet Insan and Charanpreet Insan are debuting in the film, while they have also worked as creative directors. His youngest daughter has performed a duet along with MSG. Arpit Ranka, one of the villains, gained prominence playing Duryodhana in the recent version of the epic Mahabharat. Actress Rakhi Sawant, comedian Sunil Pal, comedian Rajiv Thakur, Music composer Shravan, former Big Boss winner Ijaz Khan were among the other notable attendees.
In a humanitarian gesture, Saint Insaan announced that stuntmen who were injured will be provided medical assistance from his personal remuneration of every film. Vidya Shetty, a stuntman who was paralysed waist-down in 2001, would be the first benefactor of the scheme, he declared. Senior stuntman Mr. Ram Shetty, and his son Mr. Anand Shetty were present on behalf of the ailing stuntman.
MSG announced that both his personal proceeds and revenues generated by Hakikat Entertainment would be utilised in setting up a state-of-the-art skin bank in North India. Whilst he holds several Guinness World Records for blood donation, he has also established the world’s largest eye bank in the charitable sector. The skin bank, he added, would not only provide the skin to burn and trauma patients, but also help develop a full-fledged facial transplantation program for women who have been victims of acid attacks that unfortunately are growing rampantly in the country.
On persistent demand by the audience, Saint Insaan sang portions from a few of his popular new songs that had the audiences spellbound. Several media persons who had finished with the press meet much earlier, stayed behind only due to the charisma and allure of his performance.
MSG2 – The Messenger, was released by Hakikat Entertainment in around 2000 screens on 18th September and saw a massive opening week box office response. Recording a collection of 42.51 crore on the opening weekend, the film saw record-breaking house-full shows through the week, and raked in a total of 102.88 crore in the first week since its release.
|Opening weekend||42.51 Crore|
|Monday to Thursday||60.37 Crore|
Several cities and towns saw houseful signboards on hundreds of screens and shows. The Punjab release as well has seen a strong reception and is expected to provide a significant fillip to revenues. The film continues to roll into the second week with a very significant screen count and an undiminished fervour among the surging crowds.
Mr. Ajay Dhamija, spokesperson for Hakikat Entertainemnt Pvt. Ltd., said that the company is very pleased with the reaction. These were only the Hindi belt figures from India, he said and added, “This is just the beginning. With our impending Tamil, Telugu, English and overseas release, these figures are bound to grow.”