- Anushka Sharma's Phillauri released on March 24
- Phillauri clashed at the box office with Swara's Anaarkali of Aarah
- Phillauri features Anushka, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma in lead roles
#Phillauri is best in North, ordinary elsewhere. Fri 4.02 cr. India biz... Needs SOLID numbers on SatSun to register STRONG wknd total.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 25, 2017
Phillauri also features Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma in lead roles. In the film, Suraj Sharma, who portrays the role of an NRI, gets married to a tree as he is a 'maanglik'. However, a ghost stuck in the tree (Anushka), begins to haunt him. In an earlier statement to IANS, Fox Star Studios said: "Phillauri, which was made on a budget of Rs 21 crore, made a pre-release business of Rs 12 crore from its satellite and music rights."
"Phillauri is a high concept film with a big heart and we are happy with the start that it has had on day one. The film has good word of mouth and it will grow today. It is a fun, family entertainer and a perfect weekend watch for audiences across all age-groups," Producers Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios and Karnesh Sharma of Clean Slate Films said in a statement to PTI.
Phillauri clashed at the box office with Swara Bhaskar's Anaarkali of Aarah and Hollywood film Chip.