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International Support Needed For New Chaar Sahibzaade Movie

PUNJAB : Takings for the Chaar Sahibzaade sequel, Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur, movie release has been severely affected by the Indian government’s ban of the 500 and 100 rupees notes.
The ban of the notes by Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, has resulted in massive depletion of lower denomination notes, especially the 100 rupee notes. The unavailability of hard cash as had a huge knock-on effect and the new movie is feeling the effects of this shortage too.
The success of the first Chaar Sahibzade movie set box office records for India and further impressive takings internationally. These takings allowed for the production of the much awaited current sequel.
The currently movie did extremely well in it’s opening weekend as the movie grossed 12 crore rupees ($1.7m) worldwide. This is compared to a 6.7 crore rupees ($900k) for the original movie. The sequel was produced at a budget of 20 crore rupees ($2.9m) so expectations of profits have been hit hard.