However, his last theatrical release before covid-19, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan had performed below par at the box office in February 2020 while comedy drama Gulabo Sitabo was released directly on an OTT platform owing to the pandemic.
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, released in December, had earned Rs. 28.26 crore while political thriller Anek had managed Rs. 7.02 crore.
Despite the failure of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Anek, Attack and Shabaash Mithu, made at modest budgets,
a number of mid-sized films are looking to cash in on the post-covid demand, as smaller films are critical for both actors as well as the exhibition sector.
However, ever since covid-led restrictions were eased, the audiences have been flocking theatres only for large spectacles, said trade experts.