New kids on the block hit the bullseye at the box office!

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15sept_herofirstdaySooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty have passed the acid test at the box office! Their debutant film Hero is the second highest debutant film ever at the Indian box office, second only to Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year. This is a record breaking day 1, surpassing bigger star films like Drishyam, Piku, Bombay Velvet and Hamari Adhuri Kahani, despite having a new cast.

The film is doing exceptional business across the country and is out performing several star films in cities like Mumbai, as well as in the heartland of India, especially Rajasthan, and has a great start in the overseas market, especially UAE.

The film is being loved for the chemistry between the leads, the incredible soundtrack, and the larger than life action. The film is expected to deliver strong numbers on the weekend, and is sure to be the first hit film of 2015 with newcomers. The solid box office number has shown that audiences love Hero.

The critics and audiences alike have loved Salman Khan Films’ second production. The film had a great opening and the audience has truly enjoyed Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty’s chemistry.

The great kickstart to the film has brought in a lot appreciation for both Sooraj and Athiya, and the newcomers are touted to be the next big things. Friends and well-wishers from the industry showered their love on these two as well. Here’s what they wrote on Twitter:

Karan Johar – #HERO is a super retro throwback to the quintessential Hindi film that all of us have loved and continue to love!!! Enjoyed it thoroughly!!

Alia Bhatt – All the best and lots of love @soorajpancholi9 and @theathiyashetty !!!!!! #Hero today 😉 😉

Hrithik Roshan – Loved dpromos of #HERO. @soorajpancholi9 n @theathiyashetty ur blessed Im watching it dis sat.Bright light n love!Cu soon. @BeingSalmanKhan

Arjun Rampal – All the best to team #Hero ur hero director @nickadvani this beautiful new pair of @theathiyashetty @soorajpancholi9 wish u all the success

Ayushman Khurrana – Best of luck @nickadvani @soorajpancholi9 @theathiyashetty! This is your happy Friday! 🙂 #Hero

Adnan Sami – Good Morning lovelies! Go watch #Hero & spread the word!! There is a lot of heart & soul to see!@BeingSalmanKhan @HeroTheFilm @nickadvani

Milap Zaveri ‏ – #Hero does one of the biggest opening days ever for a newcomer film! 6.85 crs! Congrats @nickadvani @soorajpancholi9 @theathiyashetty

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