Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the collections:
#Hero Fri ₹ 6.85 cr. India biz... Very good for a film starring newcomers... Biz will need to grow on Sat and Sun for a strong wknd total.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 12, 2015
Sooraj is the son of actor couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, while Athiya is the daughter of actor Suniel Shetty and Mana.
Directed by Nikhil Advani, Hero is a remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 film of the same name which starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri in the lead roles. Besides Sooraj and Athiya, the 2015 version also co-stars Tigmanshu Dhulia, Kader Khan, Aditya Pancholi and Sharad Kelkar in key roles.