Kanchana 3, the fourth installment in the widely popular horror-comedy franchise, has struck gold at the box office, despite being panned by critics. In its first week worldwide, the film has minted a Rs 100 crore, according to trade analyst Trinath.
The film has simultaneously released in Telugu and Hindi, Kanchana 3 has worked big time with the masses. In Tamil Nadu, the film managed to rake in most of its earnings with over Rs 50 crore gross from first week.
Kanchana 3, which heavily borrows all the popular horror tropes from its predecessors, is focused on its protagonist Raghava, who will scream and run for life at the mere mention of the word ghost. The film starred Oviya, Vedhika and Nikki Tamboli as the leading ladies. It also featured the usual suspects Kovai Sarla, Sriman and Divyadarshini who’ve been a pivotal part of the franchise from its inception.
Lawrence is gearing up to commence work on Hindi remake of Kanchana 2 starring Akshay Kumar. The Hindi remake has been titled Lakshmi, and it is said that Akshay plays a character that will be possessed by a ghost of a transgender. Kiara Advani has been signed as the leading lady. It will be interesting to see how brand Kanchana, which cemented Lawrence’s career as a filmmaker, will be received by Bollywood audiences.