Q. What was the verdict of Ra One? Some called it Hit, some flop while other declared it average. And also what was the budget of that film? ( ImranHT)
Ans. Ra One was a hit.
It had huge buzz and hype before the release. It was also said that it will compete with Hollywood. But the film could not live up to the expectations so it is considered as a disappointment. The total budget was around 130 crore.
Q. In this year Akshay Kumar 4 movies were released. Which movie is a Hit? (Akki)
Ans. Gabbar Is Back is a hit while Baby is above average.
Q. Which upcoming movie of SRK has the more chances of bigger hit including Raees, Fan, Dilwale and Gauri Shinde’s next? (Arbaz)
Ans. Dilwale considering that Raees is clashing with Sultan.
Q. Is Akshay Kumar still a global star, since non of his movies has collected $6mn after Housefull 2? (Abhishek)
Ans. No he is not anymore. Even the actors like Varun Dhawan has surpassed him in overseas. His all recent releases had performed poorly in all overseas territories except Gulf. Though his upcoming flicks Airlift and Housefull 3 looks promising.
Q. Sir, can Gadar be called as biggest blockbuster in recent times as its footfalls were above 5 crore? (Shashank)
Ans. Yes Gadar is the biggest blockbuster ever in recent times. Even PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan were way behind Gadar in terms of footfalls.
Q. Top five movie of bollywood according to footfalls? (Naaz)
Ans. List will be updated soon.
Q. Do u think that PRDP music is best in the recent times? What will be your verdict on its music album? Do u not think that himesh is most under-rated music director because even though he has chartbusters like Tere Naam, Kick, Bodyguard , he has not got much appreciation? (Prashant Yadav)
Ans. PRDP music is good with songs like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Aaj Unse Milna Ha will appeal to its target audience. Himesh is not under-rated but he has his own unique style. Also remember that he has been criticized for his singing or acting but not for composing.
Q. What will be the singh is Bliing actual opening day collection? BOI shows near 18 crore and other websites shows above 20 crore. (Raju Bhople)
Ans. It should be 20 crore.
Q. I want to ask one question about Shahrukh Khan consecutive hits. According to the reports Shahrukh Khan has given 11 consecutive hits. But in between these 11 hits, there is one movie Billu Barber which is a flop and he has not guest appearance in it. (Sameer)
Ans. Shahrukh Khan was not in the lead role in Billu Barber. Instead he was a supporting actor. Watch the poster or trailer of the film. It narrates the story of Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta.
So Shahrukh Khan has given 11 consecutive hits in a lead role.
Q. How is the buzz around Tamasha? It looks like that the makers are not interested in marketing of this film? (Rohaan)
Ans. After the release of trailer, the film could not maintain that buzz. But the recently released soundtrack will help. The team of Tamasha has not started promotions yet. Ranbir Kapoor is busy shooting for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in London. He will be back in November and then full fledged promotions will kick off. The team has planned city tours across India.
Q. Who is the highest paid actor in Bollywood? (BeingZahidSahar)
Ans. Mostly SRK and Aamir goes with profit sharing for a film. Akshay and Ajay charges around 20-25 crore on average. While Salman Khan is the highest paid Bollywood actor. The megastar charges around 50-60 crore for one film. Recently there are reports that Hrithik Roshan has been paid 50 crore for Mohenjodaro. But it has not been confirmed yet.
Q. Fan is releasing on non-holiday. Can it cross 150 crore? (Chandan kumar Pandey)
Ans. The presence of SRK will ensure strong initials and if content is solid then 150 crore will not be a problem.
Q. In how many circuits Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the highest grosser? (Amir)
Ans. In India it is highest grosser in Delhi/UP, CP Berar, Bihar and Assam. While in overseas it is highest grosser in Gulf.
Q. Can Shaandaar become Shahid Kapoor’s highest grosser and cross 100 crore?
Ans. Shahid Kapoor’s highest grosser is R. Rajkumar which collected 68 crore. So ideally Shaandaar should easily cross its lifetime collection. But 100 crore looks tough task as the release period is not favourable.
Q. What are the footfalls of Bajrangi Bhaijaan? (Mohammad)
Ans. Around 3.53 crore.
Q. How will you rate Deewani Mastani song of Bajirao Mastani? (Kiran)
Ans. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh look stunning in the song. The set was also beautiful. One thing is clear after this song that Bajirao Mastani can only be enjoyed in theaters.
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