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Total Votes: 111
Release Date 28 October, 2016
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Budget ₹70 crores
Box Office India ₹113 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹237 crores
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A story about unrequited love – the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often terrifying ride it takes us on.It is the journey of three characters, Ayan, Alizeh and Saba, as their lives intertwine and they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹13.3 crores
Saturday₹13.1 crores
Sunday₹9.2 crores
First Weekend₹35.6 crores
Monday₹17.75 crores
Tuesday₹7.5 crores
First Week₹80.19 crores
Second Weekend₹16.95 crores
Second Week₹24.51 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹113 crores
Worldwide Gross₹237 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹193.23 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹405.27 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil received a warm welcome on its opening day and it grossed over Rs. 35 crores in its first weekend. Due to the holiday on Monday, it further got a boost in its collection and ended its first week on a solid note. It crossed over Rs. 80 crores over the first week and also held well in the second weekend.

Despite facing a stiff competion from the movie, Shivaay, it held well in the second week and reached near Rs. 100 crores. The movie grossed Rs. 113 crores in its lifetime and it also collected an excellent amount in the overseas which helped it to cross Rs. 200 crores mark all over the world. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil already earned over about 75% of its budget amount because of music, digital and satellite rights.

Full Cast & Characters

Aishwarya Rai BachchanSaba
Ranbir KapoorAyan Sengar
Anushka SharmaAlizeh Khan
Fawad KhanDJ Ali
Imran AbbasDr. Faisal Khan
Lisa HaydenLisa D'Souza
Shah Rukh KhanTahir Taliyar Khan (special appearance)
Alia BhattDJ in "The Breakup Song" (cameo)
Neha DhupiaReporter(Voice)

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Initially, it was titled as Ae Dil.
  • This film is partially based on the story of 1977 film, Doosra Aadmi.
  • Karan desperately wanted to work with Aishwarya since years. Finally, they collaborated on this film.
  • Karan wrote the script in just 30 days. And, in the next 55 days, the shoot was complete.
  • With this film, Karan & SRK reunited after long 7 years.
  • Also, SRK was not the first choice. Saif Ali Khan was approached first.
  • After Devdas, this was SRK's first film with Aishwarya. They shared the screen after long 14 years.
  • The climax of this film is roughly inspired by a Hollywood flick, The Fault In Our Stars.

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