Currently, if you visit Kartik Aaryan’s social media accounts, you will encounter numerous photographs of the actor smiling. And why not; the celebrity has over 150 billion reasons to smile. We are, of course, referring to Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’s domestic box office earnings, which have surpassed 150 crore. Kartik Aaryan uploaded a photo of himself laughing with his palms clasped in front of his face in response to the film’s phenomenal box office success. He added in the caption, “150 Crore Vaali Smile. Thank you. #BhoolBhulaiyaa2.” The celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim responded to the post by saying, “Kya Baat Hain… Chupke Se you are smiling for 175 billion.”
According to industry expert Taran Adarsh, the film is well on its way to surpassing 175 crore. In a post on Koo, he wrote, “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 continues to mesmerize, undeterred by several weekly releases… Significant growth on [third] Saturday and Sunday… Mass circuits in their totality… Destined for 175 cr… [Week 3] Friday 2.81 million, Saturday 4.55 million, and Sunday 5.71 million. Total: ₹ 154.82 cr. #Indiabiz.”
In an additional post published on Monday, Kartik Aaryan disclosed that the film has grossed 200 crores globally. “150 billion was made in India, and a further $200 billion was made worldwide,” said the businessman. Meri Khushi ka thikana nahi hai. (150cr in India and 200cr internationally. My joy knows no boundaries),” he wrote in the photo’s caption.
In March of last year, he tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time. Sharing an update on his health, Kartik tweeted, “Everything is looking well, COVID has not spread.” (Everything was proceeding normally, so COVID could not stop itself.)
Earlier in the week, when the film surpassed 100 crore at the box office, Kartik Aaryan uploaded another ecstatic photo. Along with the hashtag “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”, he wrote in the description, “100 crore wali grin (the 100-crore smile)”.
In response to the post, the filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan stated, “Socho do sau wali kaisi hogi” (Imagine what would occur when it surpasses 200 crores).
Along with Kartik Aaryan, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 also stars Tabu, Kiara Advani, Rajpal Yadav, Amar Upadhyay and Sanjay Mishra. The film, directed by Anees Bazmee, is a sequel to the 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which starred Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.