Actor Salman Khan met his fans at a success meet for Tiger 3, organised in Mumbai on Friday. While the actor danced and entertained the audience with his witty remarks, he also addressed the upcoming ODI cricket World Cup final on Sunday, which could impact the box office performance of Tiger 3. Crores of cricket fans have been tuning in to watch the ongoing World Cup live on Disney+ Hotstar, and with India set to compete in the final, new viewership records are expected.
During his interaction, Salman hoped that India wins the World Cup, and said that audiences are welcome to return to theatres after the match. He said, “Har game India jeeti hai and us dauran hum aaye (Tiger 3 ko leke) toh jo humare collections hai woh bhaut hi ache hai. India ab (World Cup) jeet jaegi aur uske baad aap sab wapas theatres mein (India won all matches so far and during the ongoing World Cup, our film drew good collections. Now India will win the World Cup and you all will return to theatres afterwards).”
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“India won all matches so far and during the ongoing World Cup, we came up with Tiger 3. Our film drew good… pic.twitter.com/O4WMik1uoG
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2023
Tiger 3’s box office collection has started seeing a drop after having a big opening of Rs 43 crore. The movie collected Rs 13 crore at the box office on Friday which was its sixth day of release. The weekend could prove to be pivotal for the film’s fortunes, with audience being spoiled for choice between Salman’s film and the World Cup.
Salman had several interesting moments during the meet and greet session with fans. He also shared surprise over Tiger 3’s success on the opening day, which was on a Sunday, and on the festival of Diwali. He jokingly wondered if people were watching movie or performing Diwali pooja at home. “Sunday ko release hui hai, aur Diwali ke din par aur 43 crore ka collection ho gaya hai. Mujhe aisa doubt ho raha tha ki koi ghar par family ke saath baith ke pooja paath kar raha tha ke nahi kar raha tha (The film released on Sunday, on Diwali, and did business of Rs 43 crore. I started having doubts if people are even doing their Diwali pooja with their families or not),” he said.