New Delhi: 'Vicky Donor', produced by John Abraham and starring Ayushmann Khurana, Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor added Rs 1.5 crore on Monday to the Rs 7.85 crore it made over the last weekend, taking the total up to Rs 9.35 crore. Word of mouth publicity has worked for the film and it has been a constant talking point on social networking sites too.
The ride has been steady till now and it is going very strong in the multiplexes. Unlike 'Kahaani' which had no big releases two weeks after its release, the film may face tough competition from big ticket releases like 'Tezz' (starring Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut, Anil Kapoor and Boman Imani) and 'Avengers' scheduled to hit the screens later this week.
Talking about sex is still a cultural taboo in conservative India, but director Shoojit Sircar is hoping to usher in change with a light-hearted take on infertility and sperm donation. 'Vicky Donor', a romantic comedy about a sought-after sperm donor at a fertility clinic, is part of a wave of recent films tackling subjects rarely addressed in Indian cinema - gay relationships, biopics on sex symbols and now sperm donation.
Indian audiences, torn between rigid social mores and the challenges of a rapidly modernising nation, have gradually accepted Bollywood films with bolder themes. But sperm donation may be pushing the limits.
Vicky Donor was competing with Vivek Agnihotri's erotic revenge drama 'Hate Story' which did well at the small screens outside metros drawing in a collection of Rs 6.6 crore.
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