"Shah Rukh is a bigger star. He is such a big star that even if he would have come on any day he would have got a good opening," Bhansali said.

"We are happy creating it and seeing it (Bajirao Mastani). It was magic. There was some blessing of God constantly on the film so I knew it will start a little slow but we will eventually catch up," he added.

Reportedly 'Dilwale' had collected Rs 21 crore on the first day, Rs 20.09 crore on the second day, Rs 24 crore on the third day and Rs 10.09 crore on Monday. The SRK starrer film  collected Rs 75.18 crore in the first four days.

On the other hand 'Bajirao Mastani' on day one earned Rs 12.80 crore, and saw an upsurge in its collections on day two as it collected Rs 15.52 crore, Rs 18.45 crore on the third day and Rs 10.25 crore on Monday. Total collections of the Bhansali film are Rs 57.02 crore.

The 'Black' director is happy that the word of mouth has helped 'Bajirao Mastani' gain momentum at the box office.

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