Anurag Kashyap has said that people don’t have enough money and therefore want to be sure of a movie before spending money on it. The filmmakers responded to a question as to why major Bollywood movies haven’t worked at the box office. (Also Read: Laal Singh Chaddha box office day 5 collection: movie may close next week)
Two of the highly anticipated films, headlined by the biggest Hindi movie stars, were released last week and saw a dismal performance at the box office. While Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha earned 46 crore in five days, Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan collected 28 crore in four days. Both films opened to mixed reviews on August 11.
Asked about what might be missing from Hindi films that they don’t work at the box office, Anurag told Bollywood Now: “No one is missing. How do you know that southern films work. One film worked in Kannada and Tamil and two in Hindi and Telugu? would not mention names of Telugu same in Tamil and Kannada movies released in the last few weeks That’s because movies don’t work there either The main problem is people don’t have the money You pay GST on paneer You pay GST on your food The calls to boycott, boycott Bollywood, boycott this and that.. all those trends so you can get distracted (from the real problem) And with their money people want to spend on a movie when they are completely sure are that the movie will be liked by everyone Or if people have been waiting for the movie for years RRR for example people have been waiting for SS Rajamouli movie since Bahubali Also KGF 2 was highly anticipated movie since the success of KGF. “
“Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was also a sequel and people were waiting. Now, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Gangubai Kathiawadi, people got out and watched it because of the good word of mouth. The movie chose over time. People have We need to talk about the dangerous economic slump in our country, but we don’t want to talk about that and are instead stuck with Bollywood or cricket.”
Anurag Kashyap is currently awaiting the release of his next directorial – a Hindi remake of the 2018 Spanish film Mirage. Titled Dobaara, the film features Taapsee Pannu and is scheduled for release on August 19.
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