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Akshay Kumar lights up screens on Diwali; Ram Setu second-highest opener

His film Ram Setu is likely to touch Rs 75-80 crore in collections by Sunday-end; star's past Diwali releases have also clicked

Akshay Kumar, Ram Setu
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After Ram Setu, Kumar will not have any more film releases this year. His next big projects are scheduled for 2023

Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
Bollywood, which is struggling with a spate of flops, has found some relief thanks to a rescue act by Akshay Kumar. The actor’s latest release, Ram Setu, which released on Tuesday, became the second-highest Hindi opening day grosser in 2022 after Brahmastra.

The action-adventure film, which revolves around the mythical Ram Setu or bridge off the southeastern coast of India, earned Rs 15 crore in first-day collections at the domestic box office, said trade analysts and exhibitors. Brahmastra had earned Rs 36 crore in first-day collections last month.
 
Ram Setu’s performance comes at a time when the other Diwali release, Thank God, a comedy starring Ajay

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First Published: Oct 26 2022 | 8:20 PM IST

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