In the film industry actors have an ardent following of fans which is known to everyone. But in Telugu film industry, the fans are not simply elated with just a single autograph or photograph, but get very passionate and obsessed with their stars and are always ready to go beyond to show their length of love. The rivalry between the fans of star heroes also a familiar concept, and if they have their releases during festivals, then there will be tug of war between the groups. After a long time, Megastar Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna again created a brawl amongst the fans with their prestigious projects “Khaidi No 150” and “Gautamiputra Satakarni,” which already released at the box office and creating sensations.
It is well known that “Khaidi No 150” has already break the records of Babhubali in overseas with $1.5 Million and it collected a total of approx Rs. 47.7 crores on the first day. In AP & Telangana, it has collected approx Rs. 30.05 crores, Karnataka approx Rs. 4.70 Crores, Orissa approx Rs. 12 Lakh, Tamil Nadu approx Rs. 20 Lakh and rest of India a total of approx Rs. 50 crores. Other than U.S.A., it has collected approx 320K USD in other countries.
On the other hand, Balakrishna Starrer, “Gautamiputra Satakarni,” the epic historical action film directed by Krishh, which already made Indian proud, but failed to beat the first day collections of “Khaidi No 150” in many regions. In Nizam, it grossed Rs. 2.30 Cr approx, Ceeded Rs. 2.15 Cr approx, U.A Rs. 0.88 Cr approx, East Godavari Rs. 0.78 Cr approx, West Godavari Rs. 1.34 Cr approx, Krishna Rs. 0.80 Cr approx, Guntur Rs. 1.64 Cr approx and Nellore Rs. 0.37 Cr approx and however the collections yet to be known in some countries. Regardless of the collections, Telugu industry and fans are delighted to watch “Gautamiputra Satakarni” as it is a visual wonder. It looks like Chiranjeevi won the box office race of first day collections this Sankranthi and Balakrishna won the hearts.