The weekly question and answer session is divided into two parts. The second part will be updated on Saturday.
Q. You said only Sunny Deol came close to the Khans in the 90’s. What about Akshay and Ajay who have probably given more hits. And let’s also not forget Govinda. (Avijit)
Ans. Akshay and Ajay never delievered HGTY, a feat which Sunny Deol has achieved twice (Border and Gadar). Though both Akshay and Ajay has survived and has been more consistent. Govinda’s hit ratio was poor.
Q. How much Dilwale would have collected if it was released on Diwali or Eid? (Star Wars : The Force Awakens)
Ans. The release period did not affect its collection but the clash with Bajirao Mastani did. So without clash it would have crossed 200 crore on Dilwali, Eid or Christmas.
Q. If Bajirao Mastani was released solo then what would be its lifetime collection? (Manas)
Ans. As a solo release, BM would have added 30-40 crore more in its kitty. Though the clash provided free publicity.
Q. Will intolerance controversy affect the box office collection of FAN and RAEES? (Muneer Alam)
Ans. It will have a slight affect only. Shahrukh Khan has apologized for his remark and people may forget the controversy with the passage of time. Especially if the films are liked then it will not have much affect.
Q. Do you think Dilwale will be able to beat BM in Worldwide? (Ace)
Ans. Dilwale has already beaten Bajirao Mastani and will remain ahead at the end. It has collected 385 crore in comparison to 362 crore of BM.
Q. Can Airlift cross the 100 crore mark? (Amar)
Ans. Airlift can cross 100 crore only if the word of mouth is extremely positive. We are expecting the film to collect in the range of 80-90 crore.
Q. As you said Dilwale is a semi hit, then this film is SRK’s 12th success in a row or not? (IT)
Ans. The film is a success but Shahrukh Khan’s last 11 films have been hit, super hit or blockbuster unlike Dilwale which is a semi hit.
Q. Who are the top 3 actor on the basis of success ratio?
Ans. SRK, Aamir and Salman.
Q. What is the real budget of Shivaay? (Kshitiej)
Ans. Shivaay is being labeled as one of the most expensive films of Bollywood. But the insider says that it will be made under a controlled budget of around 120 crore. Ajay Devgn has refused to reveal the budget saying that it is too early to talk about.
Q. Can Befikre be Ranveer Singh’s another 100 crore film? (Eindra Ganesan)
Ans. 100 crore should not be any issue and the makers will be eyeing much higher than that.
Q. Why Salman Khan didn’t work with big and best director of Bollywood and why good director do not offer him such good films? (Faiz)
Ans. It would be every director’s dream to work with Salman Khan considering his recent form so you can’t say that good directors don’t offer him films. Recently Salman backed out from Aanand L. Rai’s next and also Dharma’s Shuddhi. Anyway he has worked with Kabir Khan, Sooraj Barjatya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali etc.
Q. What is the budget of Fitoor? Do you think the film can cross 100 crore? (Mera)
Ans. Budget will be up to 60 crore which is quite high. Coming to collections, even 70-80 crore is looking a tough task at the current moment.
Q. Can Dilwale beat worldwide collections of PRDP? (Zaeem Chohan)
Ans. Dilwale worldwide collection stands at 385 crore, so there is a chance. Let’s wait and watch.
Q. Dilwale collects 25 million overseas approx with clash and not so good word of mouth. If the word of mouth was fantastic and no clash the how will be the collection of Dilwale in overseas? (Jas)
Ans. Overseas box office is too tough to predict. By the way the film has received good response in the overseas audience and the clash did not affect much except from North America.
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