`Ek Villain` mints over Rs 16 crore on opening day

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014, 21:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Mohit Suri’s 'Ek Villain' saw an “awesome” opening day when it hit around 2539 screens in India Friday.

The romantic thriller that stars Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor, has earned well on the first day.

“#EkVillain Fri (Rs) 16.72 cr nett [2539 screens]. India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, it`s HIGHEST. AWESOME!” tweeted a famed trade analyst.

The movie has been produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner of her production house Balaji Motion Pictures.

Celebrities like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra and Genelia D`Souza also praised the movie