Saaho vs Bharat Ane Nenu box office collection: Prabhas beats Mahesh Babu, achieves this magnificent feat
Saaho vs Bharat Ane Nenu box office collection: While Prabhas starrer Saaho is doing exceptionally well at the box office across India, it has achieved a big feat in Chennai. The action drama has registered the biggest opening day ever for a Telugu film in Chennai.
Saaho vs Bharat Ane Nenu box office collection: While Prabhas starrer Saaho is doing exceptionally well at the box office across India, it has achieved a big feat in Chennai. The action drama has registered the biggest opening day ever for a Telugu film in Chennai. Saaho earned Rs 73 lakh on its first day at the Chennai box office which is highest ever for a Telugu film. In the process, it surpassed Mahesh Babu starrer Bharat Ane Nenu's collections which stood at Rs 27 lakh. With this, Saaho has got the biggest ever opening for a Telugu movie at the Chennai box office.
Across Tamil Nadu, Saaho had earned around Rs 3.5 crore at the box office on its opening day. The film has continued its impressive run over the last three days, earning a total of Rs 350 crore worldwide. Since the film has released in four languages, the potential to make it big at the box office is high.
Saaho film has faced its share of criticism as well and has landed in controversy after the director of 2008 French thriller Largo Winch claimed Prabhas' new film is a copy of his. The French director reportedly learned about the similarities between the two films after several Twitter users tagged him in their posts. In a tweet, Jerome Salle called Saaho the "second freemake of Largo Winch" and called it is 'as bad as the first one.' Last year, Salle had accused Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi of plagiarizing Largo Winch (more on that later).
"It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly? And as my 'Indian career' tweet was of course ironic, I'm sorry but I'm not gonna be able to help," his tweet read.
The makers of Saaho are yet to respond to the allegations.
Earlier, Lisa Ray had also made similar claims, accusing the makers of Saaho of plagiarising contemporary artist Shilo Shiv Suleman's artwork for a poster of the film's song Baby Won't You Tell Me. Calling out the makers in an Instagram post, Lisa Ray wrote: "What is creativity? What is art? Where does it come from? It's come to light that a big budget film production has ripped off one of Shilo's original creations. This is not inspiration but blatant theft. In no world, is this acceptable."
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