The QnA session over now.

We will hold next QnA session very soon and will answer more questions. Till then good bye and take care. Also, discuss answers in the comments section.

Q. I think Bollywood Arena you are not giving an answer to long questions?


Ans. Dear, we try to answer long and difficult questions in the first hour. In the second hour, we mostly answer simple questions.


Q. Did Dilwale beat Bajirao Mastani in any aspect in India?


Ans. Dilwale had beaten Bajirao Mastani in many mass circuits. Dilwale was the second highest grosser of the year in West Bengal where only content oriented films tend to do well.


Q. The release date of Robot 2?


Ans. Diwali 2017.


Q. What is the verdict of Tamasha?


Ans. Flop.


Q. Kabali release date and your expectations?


Ans. It is expected to release on 6 July 2017 and may set up a clash with Salman Khan’s Sultan. Our expectations are sky-high.


Q. Is Salman-Santoshi next confirmed?


Ans. Almost 90%


Q. How do u rate Chitta Ve song on 10?


Ans. 8/10


Q. What is the response to Housefull 3 songs?


Ans. Both songs have been liked by its target audience. The picturization and lyrics could have been better though.


Q. What will be the profit % of Jungle Book in India?


Ans. The Jungle Book is expected to do a business of $34 million in India and will be the fourth highest ever in the world. The exact percentage will be updated later.


Q. Do you think someone should release a movie this year on 23rd Dec as Dangal is coming on 16th and it is a bit off beat film? Plus that season can accommodate 2 movies.


Ans. In real terms, they should release it as Dangal is not looking like a commercial film. But honestly, no one is daring to clash with an Aamir Khan’s film as the actor can always surprise with his films. Who knows Dangal will set some new records.


Q. Ki and Ka verdict critically and commercially?


Ans. Ki and Ka is a decent film which is commercially a clean hit.


Q. Rustom or Mohenjodoro?


Ans. Mohenjodaro


Q. Do you think SRK can give a big hit like BB, D3 or PK in near future as all the 3 big holiday seasons are locked by others?


Ans. Aanand L Rai’s next is releasing on Christmas 2017.


Q. Raees box office prospects while clashing with a biggie like Kaabil in January?


Ans. With clash, a lot will depend on how the other films perform. In the case of Sultan Vs Raees, Sultan had a lead. But in this case, both films will be competing with each other neck to neck. So it will be an interesting battle.


Q. After Baaghi can we say that Tiger Shroff is now biggest crowd puller among youngsters at single screens and since A flying JattSikh is another action movie so can it cross15 cr opening?


Ans. We can’t say so because he is only two films old. Anyway , Flying Jatt can even cross 20 crore on its first day with solid promos and hit music.


Q. Salman’s career has seen three phases. 1989-1999, 1999-2009 and 2009 onwards. Plz comment on these three phases.


Ans. Read here.


Q. Which movie Ranbir Kapoor is going to do next Ayan’s Superhero film or Dutt biopic?


Ans. Sanjay Dutt’s biopic release in December 2017.


Q. Top 5 male singer in Bollywood currently?


Ans. Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik, Honey Singh, Baadshah, Meet Bros.


Q. Are Kareena (Ki and Ka) and Sonam (Neerja) best actresses in 2016 till now?


Ans. Also add Nimrat Kaur and Marwa Huccane.


Q. The highest grosser of Jan is Airlift which did 128 cr, now assuming that the max biz rose upto 228 in next Jan, do you think Kaabil and Raees both will achieve hit status?


Ans. It would be a miracle if both Kaabil and Raees achieve hit status if they release on the same date. In fact, only one of them will be able to cross 100 crore that too with positive word of mouth. January is considered as one of the worst months of the year when it comes to box office. Only God knows why Excell Entertainment choose this date.


Q. Sultan box office prospect now? Any prediction?8. May 2016


Ans. 250 Cr+


Q. Do you think a movie can be made on the Pakistani cricket sensation Shahid Afridi as he had a lot of records and controversies as well?


Ans. It would have been made if he retired after 2009 T20 WorldCup or 2011 One Day World Cup.


Q. Do Udta Punjab has potential to cross 100 crores?


Ans. Shahid Kapoor’s biggest hit is a commercial entertainer R Rajkumar which collected 70 crores. How can we expect 100 crore from a niche film?


Q. Bajrangi Bhaijaan or PK, the biggest hit considering time period, footfalls, box office etc?


Ans. Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Because PK had many holidays and also free run at the box office.


Q. Do you think Azhar can collect more than 50 crores at the box office? Any updates on Zorawar collection?


Ans. 50 crores has been predicted by many trade pundits with normal word of mouth. The film can go beyond that barrier with excellent response. We are not tracking Zorawar collections right now.


What is the progress of Hera Pheri 3?


Ans. The film was delayed because John Abraham was injured. Later on the shooting could not start because of finance issues. Now we hear that film’s shooting will be started in July and it is going to release in early 2017.


Q. Wasn’t Om Shanti Om highest grosser of all time at time of release? But now why does collections are given less?


Ans. Om Shanti Om was not highest grosser of all time as it fell short of Hrithik Roshan’s Dhoom 2 which at that time hold the record.


Q. Does Housefull 3 has potential to cross 200 crores domestically with positive WOM?


Ans. Absolutely it can cross 200 crores with positive word of mouth. But by seeing promos, it looks tough that film will have a very positive word of mouth as some section of the audience always have problems with these kinds of films.


Q. Which are top 5 superstars in single screen and multiplex seperately?


Ans. It has already been answered in last QnA session.


Q. Name few actors who could won best actor award but ignored?


Ans. We can only remember Aamir Khan (PK), Salman Khan (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns).


Q. Do you think that the clash between Raees and Kabil will happen? Or is it just a temporary date given by Raees makers?


Ans. Let’s hope this clash will not happen.


Q. Can SRK return with bang after failure of Dilwale and Fan?


Ans. Off course, he can make a comeback. He only needs a film with a proper holiday release and universal appeal. Films with Aanand L Rai and Imtiaz Ali can be a game changer for him.


Q. What is the reason of decreasing footfalls?


Ans. Piracy, more mediums of entertainment and higher ticket prices.


Q. Is it good move to postpone Raees next year?


Ans. It looks like a rushed move as per our view. The film was postponed to avoid the clash and yet it has to face another clash. What is the reason to postpone then? They should have released it in September to take the advantage of Bakri Eid.


Q. The criteria you have followed is not perfect for top actors. You have to adapt some another method. Do you agree?


Ans. Then tell us what is your method or advise in this regard.


Q. When Gouri Sindhe’s next is releasing? Will it come this year as Raees has been postponed?


Ans. When the film was announced, it was expected to release in September 2016. But later on the film was delayed a bit so we are not sure whether this will be ready or not.


Q. If you were the Roshan’s, would you have postponed Kaabil’s release date after the announcement of Raees on same date?


Ans. If we were Roshan’s, we would not let Hrithik do films like Krrish 3 and then manipulate  ?

On a serious note, they have done the right decision to stick to 26th January. As per our sources, Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil has a very unusual story and can do wonders at the box office. The only hurdle will be the director Sanjay Gupta’s track record. But anyway Raees has been announced since a long time and the pre-release buzz will be lower next year as compared to Eid. It is a bad decision indeed.


Q. Why Aamir choose Christmas to release his movies?


Ans. Because Christmas is the best release period as compared to Dilwale or Eid. There is a holiday season across most part of the globe because of Christmas season and winters. And then there is New Year holidays too. The records of Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3 and PK are enough for him to release his movies on Christmas. Plus it will be hard for anyone to challenge Aamir on Christmas period. Thus there have been hardly any clashes with Aamir Khan’s films.


Q. Is Deepika doing a movie with Tom Cruise?


Ans. She has reportedly auditioned for Tom Cruise’s upcoming flick The Mummy Reboot. There are also reports that she has been rejected by the makers. But none of that can be confirmed right now.


Q. After watching teasers of Sultan what is your opinion about the movie?


Ans. After watching Sultan teasers, the film is looking very much like Aamir Khan’s Dangal as both deals with the art of wrestling. Espeicllay Sultan teaser featuring Anushka Sharma has been copied the entire teaser scene by scene from an ad featuring wrestler Geeta Phogat. We all know that Dangal is based on the life of Mahavir Phogat – Geeta’s father where Geeta’s journey too will be shown in full glory. So it has raised a lot of eyebrows in trade.

As far as Sultan box office prospect is concerned, even with mixed word of mouth Sultan will go post 200 crores as it features India’s biggest crowd puller.


Q. Which upcoming film can surprise the trade?


Ans. Dishoom and A Flying Jatt.


Q. Which is the most underrated movie of this year?


Ans. Sala Khadoos



  1. i know u r salman fans ? thats why u delete my post regarding salman? i posted this comment after 3 pm………….why?

  2. @bollyarena glad that u have guts to accept that makers of krish3 manipulated unlike most other trade site who know the truth but are still not accepting it

  3. @BOLLYARENA And ya someone asked about srk big hit and you said christmas 17 but i think 3 movies are releasing then so even 200 cr is not possible?your reply