Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan-starrer Love Aaj Kal are struggling at the box office. After opening at a decent amount Rs 12.4 crore, the Imtiaz Ali film saw a downward trend in its collection on Day 2 and 3.
On the first weekend of its release, Love Aaj Kal earned a total of Rs 27.86 crore. While it was expected to make a collection of around Rs 40 crore in its first three days of release, the film’s collection has disappointed trade analysts. On Day 4, Love Aaj Kal is expected to mint Rs 5 crore.
Love Aaj Kal is a love story set in two time zones: 1990 and 2020. The film is based on the same concept of Imtiaz Ali’s 2009 film of the dame name. However, as the director emphasizes, it is a new story that describes the terms and tribulations of the current day love. Love Aaj Kal is Imtiaz Ali’s eighth film as a director.
While Love Aaj Kal is Sara Ali Khan’s third film, it is Kartik Aaryan’s ninth film. Before the release of the film, trade experts speculated that Love Aaj Kal was going to be Kartik Aaryan’s biggest opener to date, but the box office numbers of the first three days suggest otherwise. Pati Patni Aur Woh is the biggest opener in the actor’s career till now. The film earned Rs 35.94 crore in the first three days of its release. Luka Chuppi, which was released in 2019, stands at the second spot with a collection of Rs 32.13 crore in three days. Love Aaj Kal is at number three with a total first weekend earning of Rs 28.51 crore.