Swara Bhaskar’s conviction to portray the challenging role of a mother in Nil Battey Sannata so early in her career has certainly paid rich dividends. Little did the versatile actress know that her impeccable performance in the family entertainer would set the box office cash registers ringing! Swara, who’s already riding high on the success of movies including Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is elated that her latest release, Nil Battey Sannata has crossed Rs 4 crores at the box office despite having a limited release of 350 screens only.
Swara’s B-town friends, film critics and trade pundits praised her performance and the heartwarming narrative of a mother and her daughter. Interestingly, the film is still running in cinemas in its third week! In fact, some shows have still reported packed houses. This Aanand L Rai’s family entertainer, which was high on content, stood on its own despite big releases including Jungle Book and Baaghi. The satellite rights of Nil Battey Sannata have been sold to a leading movie channel for an impressive amount.
It’s learnt that Uttar Pradesh government has granted the movie Rs 2 crore subsidy for being shot entirely in Uttar Pradesh and being a socially relevant film. Reportedly, Netflix and Eros Now are also keen in acquiring the online rights of the film as well.
The versatile and successful actress has an interesting line up of films releasing this year including Anaarkali Aaraawaali in which she will surprise the audience and her fans once again, as she plays the title role of Anaarkali, a local singer of live performances of lewd and double-meaning songs.