“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” director Karan Johar and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attend the ‘Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival’ in Mumbai, Oct. 22. (Press Trust of India)


Reflecting the festive spirit of Diwali, two mega movies—Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and Ajay Devgn’s “Shivaay”—have sparked fireworks at the box office with trade analysts saying both are catering well to their respective audience. – @siliconeer #siliconeer #Bollywood #AnushkaSharma #ADHM #RanbirKapoor #AjayDevgn #Shivaay #KJo #KaranJohar #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #SayeshaSaigal #ErikaKaarasOlga


Karan Johar’s directorial venture “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is running ahead at the box office, leaving behind Ajay Devgn’s “Shivaay.”

Johar’s romantic drama, which was caught in a raging row ahead of its release, stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma. “Shivaay” features Devgn in the lead role, who has also helmed the action-drama.

Ajay Devgn (2nd from r) along with actress Sayesha Saigal (r), Erika Kaaras Olga (l), and British child artist Abigail Eames poses during promotion of his film "Shivaay" in New Delhi, Oct. 25. (Atul Yadav/PTI)

Ajay Devgn (2nd from r) along with actress Sayesha Saigal (r), Erika Kaaras Olga (l), and British child artist Abigail Eames poses during promotion of his film “Shivaay” in New Delhi, Oct. 25. (Atul Yadav/PTI)

As per trade pundits, both the films are doings well at BO; Karan’s film is faring well at multiplexes while Ajay’s film is ruling the single screen theatres.

“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” has earned Rs 13.30 crore at the box office in India on the opening day.

Bollywood director Karan Johar and actress Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attend the ‘Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival’  in Mumbai, Oct. 22. (Press Trust of India)

Bollywood director Karan Johar and actress Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attend the ‘Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival’ in Mumbai, Oct. 22. (Press Trust of India)

“We are thrilled and humbled with the love people are showering on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.’ It is a perfect Diwali entertainer and it has started on a very good note. The film has emerged as the biggest opener of Karan Johar,” Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions said in a statement here.

“We are overwhelmed and humbled with the response. This film is Karan’s biggest opening,” Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios (producers) said.

“Shivaay” earned Rs 10.24 crore on day one.

Ajay Devgn during promotion of his film "Shivaay" in New Delhi, Oct. 25. (Atul Yadav/PTI)

Ajay Devgn during promotion of his film “Shivaay” in New Delhi, Oct. 25. (Atul Yadav/PTI)

According to trade sources, further increase is expected at the box office over the weekend as “Shivaay” has received a positive response from the audience and movie connoisseurs are flocking to theatres to catch the high-octane action emotional drama.

Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor during the screening of film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” in Mumbai, Oct. 25. (Press Trust of India)

Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor during the screening of film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” in Mumbai, Oct. 25. (Press Trust of India)